Tongans Question Seabed Mining Proposal

Tonga held a national consultation on seabed mining with representatives from the five island groups and participants from church, civil society, youth groups, and the fishing and tourism sectors.

Tongans want more information from government about the implications of potential seabed mining.

The ocean is the main source of livelihood for 90% of Tongans.

There is concern that if the mining company violates its contractual obligation with the International Seabed Authority, Tonga might be left with a heavy bill to pay.

Source: RNZ

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