Pacific Island Governments alerted for harmful seabed mining

The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) has cautioned Pacific Islands government on the challenges of seabed mining to marine environments, cultures and livelihoods. PIANGO executive director supports the prohibit of seabed mining as it is becoming a threat to blue growth.

Smallest island state joins IMO

The IMO announced that it has welcomed a new member state, on 14 May. Nauru, a Small Island Developing State in the western Pacific Ocean, deposited its instrument of acceptance to the IMO Convention with the United Nations depositary, becoming IMO’s 174th Member State.

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