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Conservation groups press for moratorium on deep-sea mining ahead of UN meeting

Several environmental groups have urged a moratorium on deep-sea mining ahead of an international meeting in Jamaica where members of the United Nations (UN) will debate the issue amid fears over the first-ever license to harvest minerals from the ocean’s floor.

Monaco joined the growing list of 20 countries that have called for the moratorium ahead of the UN’s International Seabed Authority’s (ISA) meeting expected to last nearly two weeks.

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