"In Reversal, Mexico Calls For Moratorium On International Deep-Sea Mining"

"On Nov. 21, Mexico became the latest nation to call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining in international waters.

Before this announcement, some Mexican delegates to the International Seabed Authority, the UN-associated body tasked with regulating the activity, had expressed support for fast-tracking mining rules that would enable mining to start.

This announcement came two weeks after member states of the ISA met to work on a set of regulations, which are currently far from complete.

While calling for a moratorium on seabed mining in international waters, it remains unclear if Mexico will allow deep-sea mining in its own waters; there are several mining concessions in the Bay of Ulloa, off the coast of Baja California."

Elizabeth Claire Alberts reports for Mongabay on November 28, 2023.


Source: Mongabay, 11/30/2023