NT Government declares ban on 'destructive' seabed mining

By Roxanne Fitzgerald
Updated February 8 2021 - 9:24pm, first published February 5 2021 - 6:19am
The Northern Territory Government has declared a ban on seabed mining, citing potential impacts on the environment, sacred Indigenous sites and marine industries. Picture: Jacob Longstaff.

Plans to harvest mineral riches from the ocean floor have been scrapped amid fears of epic extinctions and the destruction of the Northern Territory's pristine coastline and cultural sites.

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