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Deep Sea Mining a New Ocean Threat | HuffPost

Deep Sea Mining a New Ocean Threat | HuffPost

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Oct 20, 2015 · Marine phosphate (fertilizer) and methane hydrate (energy) resources found in shallower waters, 100 m 500 m deep, are often discussed in context with deep sea minerals. Marine phosphate mining is in consideration off Namibia (currently under moratorium), New Zealand (the environmental permit was denied earlier this year, ...

Geingob's phosphate pressure

Geingob's phosphate pressure

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Marine phosphate mining, a contentious issue worldwide, has become a major of contention in Namibia over the last few years. It has seen the fishing sector drag the government to court over the issuing of a licence to a company owned by Omani billionaire Mohammed Al Barwani and Namibian middleman Knowledge Katti, a friend of the president.

Bahia Inglesa Phosphate Project | Lara Exploration Ltd.

Bahia Inglesa Phosphate Project | Lara Exploration Ltd.

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Bahia Inglesa Phosphate Project. Bifox Limited ("Bifox"), incorporated in Australia, is an unlisted public company in the mining sector, developing a portfolio of phosphate exploration and exploitation projects in Chile. Its main assets are the Bahia Inglesa mining licenses and phosphate production plant that were introduced by Lara under a ...

Namibia Divided Over Marine Phosphate Mining

Namibia Divided Over Marine Phosphate Mining

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Oct 22, 2016 · The dispute between two Namibian ministries over marine phosphate mining in a 700km stretch of sea shows little sign of ending. The environment ministry has issued the Namibia Marine Phosphate Ltd a clearance certifie to commence operations, which will make Namibia the first country in the world to have such operations.

Namibia High Court validates marine mining project permit

Namibia High Court validates marine mining project permit

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Jul 07, 2021 · The mining license was issued by the Minister of Mines and Energy in July 2011. The organizations had argued loing the marine phosphate mining, or "Sandpiper Project," within the Benguela would be a threat to marine life, as they argued the proposed site is an important center of marine biodiversity and marine food production.

The Earth Organization Namibia: Marine Phosphate Mining ...

The Earth Organization Namibia: Marine Phosphate Mining ...

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Sep 19, 2013 · Phosphate mining of the seafloor is a major concern for leading marine scientists worldwide as it could cause a collapse in the marine ecosystem which provides a very important source of food and jobs in a drought ridden developing nation such as Namibia in addition to being home to one of the most productive marine wildlife ecosystems in the ...

Marine phosphate mining on ice

Marine phosphate mining on ice

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Nov 03, 2016 · The environmental clearance granted for offshore phosphate mining will be withdrawn, and all affected parties now have three months to give input. This was announced yesterday by the minister of environment and tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, only days before a special cabinet meeting called by President Hage Geingob was supposed to discuss the ...

Mining Minerals

Mining Minerals

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Mawarid acquired 85% equity interest in Namibian Marine Phosphate (PTY) Ltd, which holds the mining license for and is developing the Sandpiper Marine Phosphate, which will produce 3 mt of phosphate concentrate in 2019. Mawarid is developing the Icyari coultan project in Rwanda. The project when in production would produce 5% of the world's ...

NMP awaits court judgment on Sandpiper marine phosphate ...

NMP awaits court judgment on Sandpiper marine phosphate ...

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Jul 31, 2020 · "The Sandpiper marine phosphate project will not kill the fishing industry as claimed by various individuals and organisations, but it can in fact coexist with the fishing industry, just as the fishing industry coexists with marine diamond mining operations."

Water being pumped into Tampa Bay could cause a massive ...

Water being pumped into Tampa Bay could cause a massive ...

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Apr 09, 2021 · Agriculture runoff poses risks to marine life. The phosphate mining industry around Tampa is a large source of nutrientrich waste. On average, more .

Namibia. Marine Phosphate Mining Saga Back in Court | SAPFIA

Namibia. Marine Phosphate Mining Saga Back in Court | SAPFIA

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Jul 06, 2020 · At an international level, marine phosphate mining goes against the UN goals for Sustainable Development, International Maritime Law and Namibia's renowned Constitution and laws. It also goes against Namibia's vision 2030 which guides the nation's future development.

'Phosphate can be a valuable revenue stream'

'Phosphate can be a valuable revenue stream'

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Apr 30, 2021 · The proposed marine phosphate mining off the Namibian coast will have a minute impact on the seafloor bed and there is no reason the fishing sector and the mining sector cannot coexist. In addition, the area where phosphate deposits occur does not coincide with any key commercial fishing in the area and the proposed seabed mining does not pose ...

Phosphate mining gets green light

Phosphate mining gets green light

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Oct 19, 2016 · Phosphate mining gets green light. A controversial offshore phosphate mining operation has been issued environmental clearance, but the government has given the assurance that strict conditions must be met. Despite strong resistance from environmental groups, environmental clearance has been granted to start with marine phosphate mining.

NMP claims Fishrot accused blocked phosphate mining ...

NMP claims Fishrot accused blocked phosphate mining ...

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Muyunda told the Windhoek Observer this week that it is wellknown fat that opposition to marine phosphate mining has been received from different stakeholders in Namibia, including concerned members of the public, civil society, environmental activists, labour unions and .

Namibia High Court validates marine mining project permit

Namibia High Court validates marine mining project permit

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Jul 07, 2021 · The mining license was issued by the Minister of Mines and Energy in July 2011. The organizations had argued loing the marine phosphate mining, or "Sandpiper Project," within the Benguela would be a threat to marine life, as they argued the proposed site is an important center of marine biodiversity and marine food production.

Namibia. Marine Phosphate Mining Saga Back in Court ...

Namibia. Marine Phosphate Mining Saga Back in Court ...

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Jul 06, 2020 · At an international level, marine phosphate mining goes against the UN goals for Sustainable Development, International Maritime Law and Namibia's renowned Constitution and laws. It also goes against Namibia's vision 2030 which guides the nation's future development.

Phosphate mining will not disturb economy – Chamber ...

Phosphate mining will not disturb economy – Chamber ...

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Feb 02, 2021 · In Namibia, given the small size and scale of the proposed mining activities, a comforting element is that adequate controls and measures already exist in current legislation to regulate marine phosphate mining activities, alongside existing commercial marine activities (Minerals Act 1992, Environmental Act 2009).

History Of Phosphate Mining In Florida Fraught With Peril ...

History Of Phosphate Mining In Florida Fraught With Peril ...

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Jun 16, 2021 · There are 27 phosphate mines in Florida, covering nearly half a billion acres. Phosphate pebbles were found in the Peace River in the 1880's, setting off a mining rush where Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties meet. " Valley" was named for the large number of prehistoric fossils found there.

Marine Phosphate Mining Archives | Namibian Mining News

Marine Phosphate Mining Archives | Namibian Mining News

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Mar 16, 2016 · The Confederation of Namibia Fishing Associations recently voiced its concern against proposed marine phosphate mining in the Atlantic seabed off the coast. This comes after Israeli Lev Leviev's much publicised visit to the country over a month ago. Speaking on behalf of the Confederate, its chairman Matti Amukwa said, "the . Read More »

Chamber's Response to The Namibian's Supplement on Marine ...

Chamber's Response to The Namibian's Supplement on Marine ...

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On 26th March 2021, The Namibian's Spotlight was published intending to provide perspectives on whether the fishing industry and proposed marine phosphate mining industry could coexist in Namibia. The author of the articles endeavoured to provide a fair representation and a balanced perspective. However, a number of the statements attributed.

Marine Phosphate Mining

Marine Phosphate Mining

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May 16, 2012 · Marine phosphate mining has never been done anywhere else in the world and Namibian coastal waters are now facing the threat of being the testing ground. Phosphate mining of the seafloor is a major concern for leading marine scientists worldwide, yet these concerns have not yet been adequately considered in Namibia.

Phosphate mining threatens marine life | Deep Sea Mining ...

Phosphate mining threatens marine life | Deep Sea Mining ...

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Jul 27, 2012 · Namibian's speak out against seabed mining. "Marine phosphate mining has never been done anywhere else in the world and Namibian coastal waters are now facing the threat of being the testing ground. These concerns have not yet been adequately considered in Namibia." – Marcia Stanton, Director of the Earth Organisation Namibia Informante 25 July 2012 Staff Reporter Two Australian ...

Tampa Bay spill highlights environmental threat decades in ...

Tampa Bay spill highlights environmental threat decades in ...

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Apr 07, 2021 · Scientists are still researching the possible link between exposure to phosphate mining activities, ... When nutrients flood into marine waters and fuel algae growth, it sets off a process called ...