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22 June 2020

Kiribati: Pacific fisheries observer allegedly murdered aboard tuna vessel Win Far 636; company responds

Fisheries observer, Eritara Kaierua, was allegedly murdered aboard Win Far 636, a tuna purse seiner owned by Taiwanese company Kuo Hsiung Fishery. As an observer, Kaierua monitored endangered species by-catch and illegal dumping. The media reports that...

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10 June 2020

Papua New Guinea: Jubilee Australia report says proposed legislation to amend Bougainville's mining laws could undermine human rights & environment

A report by Jubilee Australia alleges that proposed legislation before Bougainville's parliament to amend mining laws could potentially  remove landowner consent and environmental controls. The report is linked below.

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21 May 2020

Asia Pacific: NGOs call for international moratorium on deep sea polymetallic nodule mining without rigorous studies; fear irreversible damage to communities

A coalition of 80 non-governmental organisations are pushing for an international moratorium on deep sea mining following a report by the Deep Sea Mining Campaign and MiningWatch Canada, Predicting the impacts of mining deep sea polymetallic nodules in...

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13 May 2020

Pacific Ocean continues to be at the forefront of the global deep-sea mining frontier

Author: Colin Filer, Jennifer Gabriel, & Matthew G. Allen, Devpolicy Blog

"How PNG lost US$120 million and the future of deep-sea mining", 28 April 2020...

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13 May 2020

Papua New Guinea: Hardwood logging on Manus Island fails to deliver promised local benefits

Author: Kate Lyons, The Guardian

"Hardwood logging on Manus Island has not delivered promised local benefits, report finds", 11 May 2020...

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9 May 2020

Papua New Guinea: Barrick says Govt's refusal to extend Porgera mine lease will harm economy

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Barrick says PNG govt's refusal of lease extension will be costly", 28 April 2020...

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27 April 2020

Papua New Guinea: Campaigners step up activities to protect Sepik River from proposed Freida River Mine

Jubilee Australia, AID/WATCH and Project Sepik launched a joint campaign to protect the Sepik River from PanAust's proposed Freida River copper-gold mine. Save the Sepik, through an online petition, urges Papua New Guinea's Conservation and Environment...

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18 April 2020

Fiji: COVID-19's catastrophic effects on tourism results to enormous job cuts

Author: Sheldon Chanel, The Guardian

"It's catastrophic': Fiji's colossal tourism sector devastated by coronavirus", 15 April 2020...

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14 April 2020

Papua New Guinea: New report raises allegations of human rights violations by Rio Tinto & Bougainville Copper Ltd in Panguna

A report published by the Human Rights Law Centre raises allegations of unaddressed destruction by Rio Tinto and its subsidiary, Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL), in Panguna, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea involving: (1) the infringement of peoples'...

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22 March 2020

Papua New Guinea: Groups urge Govt. to cancel Nautilus Minerals' mining permit & licence as impacts of deep-sea mining remain uncertain

Author: The National

"Group wants deep-sea mine permit, licence cancelled", 16 March 2020...

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