23rd Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority

8–18 August 2017 | Kingston, Jamaica

International Seabed Authority


Many delegates welcomed the public release of the draft exploitation regulations of marine minerals in the international seabed Area, which were open for stakeholder comment on the basis of a series of general and specific questions proposed by the Secretariat; and the Assembly decision on the periodic review of the International Seabed Authority, which addresses transparency and environmental issues. The decision also includes a revised meeting schedule, which is expected to engender a mutually responsive dialogue between the Commission and the Council on the draft exploitation regulations.

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