Parliament has passed a Seabed Minerals Act 2014, an act that regulates mineral exploration and potential mining in Tongan waters.
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Results for Deep Sea Mining
Thursday 11 September 2014
Friday 11 October 2013
Members of various regional organisations have voiced their concerns over the prospect of deep sea mining in Pacific waters.
Thursday 25 September 2008
Of all the noises our PRs have been making in the last few decades, it bothers me that their silence toward Nautilus Minerals exploration is deafening. It worries me that they are not questioning the activity that will potentially impact our resource that provide for our basic subsistence, the ocean. Nautilus Minerals' mission in the area, as they say, is for exploration. Exploration is good, but what is being done after the exploration is completed is bothersome. - Tevita U. Langi
Wednesday 26 March 2008
Nautilus Minerals Inc. started the first stage of its mineral exploration for high-grade minerals in Tongan waters today.
Thursday 20 March 2008
I would like to address specific issues raised in the media recently about Nautilus Minerals Tonga and the work it hopes to do in Tonga. From Paula Taumoepeau, Country Manager-Tonga, Nautilu Minerals.
Tuesday 5 February 2008
I believe the proposal of Nautilus Minerals Tonga Inc. is a great Idea. - Heinz Koester
Monday 4 February 2008
The mineral exploration for sulphides in Tonga is very good news indeed. Let's hope that the Nautilus Minerals adventure in the Tonga Waters will be a successful one. A successful underwater mining means a better economy and brighter future for people at home. The opportunities are endless. - Senolita Swan
Friday 1 February 2008
Suva, Fiji Islands
Can the Tongan people or at least their People's Representatives in parliament request authorities to make public if any studies such as Environment Impact Assessments were done and if so, can the MPs have a look at these studies, if the general public cannot have access to such information. - Tupou Taiamoni Finau
Friday 1 February 2008
I have mixed feelings about Mr. Paula Taumoepeau's touting his employer's ambitious plan to mine the deep ocean floor near the kingdom. It is because I am always suspicious of good news that seems to be too good to be true. With that thought, I hope I am not coming across as an opponent to growth, good economic and environmental policies. Good policies encourage business opportunities, bring revenues to the government as well as sustaining a health environment. - Tama Foa