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  • Namibian Marine Phosphate Ltd (Pty) Namibian Marine

    Namibian Marine Phosphate (Pty) Ltd (NMP) is developing a world class phosphate project off the coast of Namibia that will establish Namibia as a premier rock phosphate producer in the global market, contributing significantly to the Namibian economy and supporting ongoing crop production through the provision of phosphorus for fertiliser.

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  • Marine phosphate mining for dummies The Namibian

    WITH the debate around the sustainability, profitability and legality of marine phosphate mining swirling, the voice of a marine scientist was missing. The Namibian (TN) spoke to Bronwen

  • Insinuations that marine phosphate mining Informanté

    Sep 16, 2020· THE findings of the High Court with regard to two court pending cases about marine phosphate mining off the Namibian coast are awaited by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism before a final decision can be taken about granting Environmental Clearance Certificates to companies planning to develop mining and refinery projects in the country.

  • Marine Phosphate Mining Has Been Banned in Namibia | Deep

    Marine Phosphate Mining Has Been Banned in Namibia. 20, Sep 2013. by Natalie. Comments are off. community rights, experimental seabed mining, fisheries, marine mining, Namibia, precautionary priniciple. The Earth Organisation Namibia Thursday 19 2013.

  • Namibia. Marine Phosphate Mining Saga Back in Court

    At an international level, marine phosphate mining goes against the UN goals for Sustainable Development, International Maritime Law and Namibia’s renowned Constitution and laws. It also goes against Namibia’s vision 2030 which guides the nation’s future development.

  • Fisheries workers against marine phosphate mining The

    OVER 1 000 people, mostly workers in the fishing industry at Walvis Bay, participated in a mass protest against marine phosphate mining, urging the government not to grant prospective miners an

  • Phosphate mining in the United States Wikipedia

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  • Phosphate mining approved The Namibian

    The letter was directed to Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP), a company owned by Omani billionaire Mohammed Al Barwani through his company Mawarid Mining LLC with 85% shares, while 15% is

  • Namibia: Say No to Marine Phosphate Mining!

    Please help stop marine phosphate mining! The dredging of 3‐6 metres of the sea floor over potentially 2233 square kilometres by just one company will cause direct irreparable destruction to the building blocks of the entire marine ecosystem causing direct harm to the food supply chain for fish, humans, endangered sea turtles and endangered marine mammals.

  • Phosphate mining in Banaba and Nauru Wikipedia

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  • Namibia. Marine Phosphate Mining Saga Back in Court

    At an international level, marine phosphate mining goes against the UN goals for Sustainable Development, International Maritime Law and Namibia’s renowned Constitution and laws. It also goes against Namibia’s vision 2030 which guides the nation’s future development.

  • Namibia: Say No to Marine Phosphate Mining!

    Please help stop marine phosphate mining! The dredging of 3‐6 metres of the sea floor over potentially 2233 square kilometres by just one company will cause direct irreparable destruction to the building blocks of the entire marine ecosystem causing direct harm to the food supply chain for fish, humans, endangered sea turtles and endangered marine mammals.

  • Marine Phosphate Mining – the confusion deepens.. | Namib

    Marine phosphate mining remains a grey area and we simply do not know enough to say with utter certainty if it will indeed have an impact or not and what exactly this impact will be.” This was said by a marine scientist yesterday in an interview with namib times. The scientist, who wishes to remain anonymous, responded to queries after NMP

  • Offshore mining of marine phosphate | NCE

    Offshore mining of marine phosphate This is the requirement of the Environmental Management Act, and this is also consistent with international best practice. The Office of the Environmental Commissioner has followed this approach to arrive at a decision to allow the phased mining of marine phosphates.

  • (PDF) Resource sovereignty, marine phosphate mining and

    Resource sovereignty, marine phosphate mining and the blue economy in Namibia Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Political Ecology 26(1):381-402 · July

  • Sandpiper Marine Phosphate Project Mining Technology

    The project is owned by Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP), a joint venture between Namibia-based companies Minemakers (42.5%), UCL Resources (42.5%) and Tungeni Investments (15%). The marine deposit was discovered by Gencor, a South African mining company, in the 1990s. It is believed to be the largest identified marine phosphate deposit in the

  • Namibian Judge Rules in Favour of Marine Phosphate Mining

    Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) has won a court battle against the Minister of Environment and Tourism. In September 2016 he set aside the environmental clearance certificate that had given the company the go-ahead to start marine phosphate mining off the coast.

  • World Future Council warns against marine phosphate mining

    Oct 31, 2012· Jakob von Uexkull, Founder of the World Future Council and the Right Livelihood Award, today voiced concerns about the future of Namibian fisheries should the planned Sandpiper marine phosphate mining project be allowed to go ahead: “Mining is a short-term non-renewable activity. Once the phosphate has been extracted, the jobs are gone. In contrast, if fisheries are managed

  • Phosphate mining gets green light Gov

    Oct 19, 2016· Despite strong resistance from environmental groups, environmental clearance has been granted to start with marine phosphate mining. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has granted the certificate to Namibia Marine Phosphate, which is developing the world''s first marine phosphate project off the coast of Namibia.

  • Phosphate mining banned The Namibian

    The fishing industry, which is the second or third biggest foreign currency earner for Namibia, has strongly opposed the idea of phosphate mining on fishing grounds. Namibian Marine Phosphate and

  • Marine Phosphate Mining Archives | Namibian Mining News

    The Confederation of Namibia Fishing Associations recently voiced its concern against proposed marine phosphate mining in the Atlantic seabed off the coast. This comes after Israeli Lev Leviev’s much publicised visit to the country over a month ago. Speaking on behalf of the Confederate, its chairman Matti Amukwa said, “the Read More »

  • Phosphate mining on hold for court decision Business

    Feb 08, 2019· The mining licence area covers an area of 2 223 square kilometres in water depths of between 190 and 300 metres. A target production area has been identified at depths greater than 200 metres. The area to be mined for phosphate covers 0.0003% of Namibia's exclusive economic marine

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  • ASSESSING THE DESIRABILITY OF MARINE PHOSPHATE

    Marine phosphate mining The mining of phosphate minerals from the seabed. Marine phosphate mining would potentially use Trailing Suction Hopper Dredging technologies (TSHD), which involves dredging sediment from the seafloor and removing a layer of sediment of up to 3 meters deep. A dredge-head of around 11m wide is dragged on the seafloor

  • 10 Things You Should Know About Don Diego | Interamerican

    1. Don Diego is a proposed marine mining project in Mexico. Marine mining is a process used to extract metals or minerals from the seabed. The Don Diego proposal calls for dredging seven million tons of phosphate sand from the seabed 19 kilometers off the coast of Baja California Sur. Leftover materials – excess or waste – that are not of interest would be returned to the sea.

  • Marine Phosphate Mining – the confusion deepens.. | Namib

    Marine phosphate mining remains a grey area and we simply do not know enough to say with utter certainty if it will indeed have an impact or not and what exactly this impact will be.” This was said by a marine scientist yesterday in an interview with namib times. The scientist, who wishes to remain anonymous, responded to queries after NMP

  • Sandpiper Marine Phosphate Project Mining Technology

    The project is owned by Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP), a joint venture between Namibia-based companies Minemakers (42.5%), UCL Resources (42.5%) and Tungeni Investments (15%). The marine deposit was discovered by Gencor, a South African mining company, in the 1990s. It is believed to be the largest identified marine phosphate deposit in the

  • NMP says marine phosphate mining will help grow Namibia's

    NMP has been envisioning a marine phosphate mining project for many years, using offshore contract dredging 120 km south of Walvis Bay and a shore-based processing plant. NMP also plans to supply

  • Namibian Judge Rules in Favour of Marine Phosphate Mining

    Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) has won a court battle against the Minister of Environment and Tourism. In September 2016 he set aside the environmental clearance certificate that had given the company the go-ahead to start marine phosphate mining off the coast.

  • Phosphate mining on hold for court decision Business

    Feb 08, 2019· The mining licence area covers an area of 2 223 square kilometres in water depths of between 190 and 300 metres. A target production area has been identified at depths greater than 200 metres. The area to be mined for phosphate covers 0.0003% of Namibia's exclusive economic marine

  • Marine Phosphate Mining Archives | Namibian Mining News

    The Confederation of Namibia Fishing Associations recently voiced its concern against proposed marine phosphate mining in the Atlantic seabed off the coast. This comes after Israeli Lev Leviev’s much publicised visit to the country over a month ago. Speaking on behalf of the Confederate, its chairman Matti Amukwa said, “the Read More »

  • Phosphate mining gets green light Gov

    Oct 19, 2016· Despite strong resistance from environmental groups, environmental clearance has been granted to start with marine phosphate mining. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has granted the certificate to Namibia Marine Phosphate, which is developing the world''s first marine phosphate project off the coast of Namibia.

  • Background – Centre for Environmental Rights

    In 2012 and 2014, the Department of Mineral Resources granted three prospecting rights for marine phosphate to Green Flash Trading 251 (Pty) Ltd (GFT 251), Green Flash Trading 257 (Pty) Ltd (GFT 257) and Diamond Fields International Ltd (DFI Ltd) respectively, over a considerable portion of South Africa’s marine environment.

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  • ASSESSING THE DESIRABILITY OF MARINE PHOSPHATE

    Marine phosphate mining The mining of phosphate minerals from the seabed. Marine phosphate mining would potentially use Trailing Suction Hopper Dredging technologies (TSHD), which involves dredging sediment from the seafloor and removing a layer of sediment of up to 3 meters deep. A dredge-head of around 11m wide is dragged on the seafloor

  • 10 Things You Should Know About Don Diego | Interamerican

    1. Don Diego is a proposed marine mining project in Mexico. Marine mining is a process used to extract metals or minerals from the seabed. The Don Diego proposal calls for dredging seven million tons of phosphate sand from the seabed 19 kilometers off the coast of Baja California Sur. Leftover materials – excess or waste – that are not of interest would be returned to the sea.

  • Threat of mining seabed for phosphate ebbs — for now

    In 2014 the Department of Mineral Resources granted rights to three private companies to prospect for marine phosphate. It allows the companies to prospect over about 10% of SA’s exclusive

  • Phosphate mining approved | Namibian Mining News

    Countries like New Zealand rejected marine phosphate mining. The New Zealand Herald reported last year that the country blocked the plan because the extraction process for phosphate has destructive effects, and that the potential impact could not be mitigated by any set of conditions or adaptive management regime.

  • Namibian fishing sector protests marine mining project

    Sep 24, 2019· Namibia’s Chamber of Mines, the trade group representing the mining sector, has offered to work with the government to “expedite the process of formulating a workable strategy to progress marine phosphate mining in Namibia, one that supports a healthy co-existence with the environment and other sectors of the economy.”

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  • Marine phosphate mining Centre for Environmental Rights

    Marine phosphate mining would have severe and irreversible impacts on marine ecosystems and fishery resources and associated jobs, livelihood and food security benefits sustained by our fishing industry. South African context Marine phosphate mining . Green Flash Trading 251 (Pty) Ltd