1st Part of the 24th Session of the International Seabed Authority

5–9 March 2018 | Kingston, Jamaica

International Seabed Authority


Even before arriving in Kingston, very few participants doubted that the draft regulations for deep-seabed mining would dominate discussions, given their role in unlocking the flow of monetary benefits into the ISA. Equally, quite a few Member States and stakeholders saw this meeting as an opportunity to ensure that the “regs” put in place the necessary environmental safeguards for a risky activity in the least known global ecosystem: the deep sea.

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