They say there has to be a balance between exploiting mineral resources from the seabed and protecting vulnerable marine ecosystems.
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BBC report details 1974 CIA operation to salvage Soviet submarine carrying nuclear missiles under guise of a Howard Hughes-financed seabed manganese mine.
The Green Party wants to create New Zealand’s largest marine mammal sanctuary in order to stop extractive activities in the South Taranaki Bight
The pros and cons of extraction from the seabed.
Geologist says the deposits are better than on land.
Companies could apply for mining licences as soon as 2016 to extract gold, copper and more.
New industry could bring in as much as $60 billion for the country.