Shallow-water mining undermines global sustainability goals

Laura Kaikkonen, Elina A. Virtanen
2022 Trends in Ecology & Evolution  
Coastal mineral resources are promoted as a sustainable option to meet increasing metal demands. However, shallow-water mining contradicts international conservation and sustainability goals and its regulative legislation is still being developed. In the absence of thorough comparisons of different mining practices, there are no justifications in favour of shallow-water mining.
doi:10.1016/j.tree.2022.08.001 pmid:36114051 fatcat:jxxl7rehv5ezbaq6tsd4i4zlgu