Defending the deep:
sign our petitions
There are two petitions you can sign - both would be great!
Ban seabed mining in Aotearoa
Seabed mining is a risky and untested industry that threatens ocean life. In Aotearoa we have been fighting the seabed mining industry - and have taken a case all the way to the Supreme Court, which quashed the company's consent.
Now, it's time for the NZ Government to ban it altogether.
Stop bottom trawling on seamounts
Bottom trawling is a fishing practice that drags huge nets across the seafloor, killing everything in its wake. Worse is bottom trawling that targets underwater mountains - or seamounts - which contain ancient corals and sponges, creating unique ecosystems. We're calling on the Government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts.