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Talanoa: Green MP on support for a moratorium on deep sea mining in the Pacific

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The pacific is a hotbed for large corporates who want to mine the lucrative minerals in the deep sea bed. Stuck in the middle are pacific government’s weighing up the impact to the environment and the economic benefits it could bring. At the recent ocean’s conference in Lisbon, FMS joined the voices of Samoa, Fiji and Palau saying there needs to be a moratorium on it. Joining us to discuss this further is Green MP and the party’s associate oceans and fisheries spokesperson, Teanau Tuiono.

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