Proposal of draft exploitation regulations released by ISA Legal and Technical Commission

The Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabedauthority (ISA) has released an updated proposal of Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area.

ISA has led several rounds of global stakeholder consultation over the last five years to develop the draft exploitation regulations, which will regulate exploitation of deep-sea minerals in a way that supports the commercial recovery of seafloor mineral resources with effective protection for the marine environment.

The draft exploitation regulations will be reviewed by the ISA Council at its 25th Session to be held at the ISA Headquarters in Jamaica from 15 to 19 July 2019.

The unedited advance text of the Draft Regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area

The unedited advance text of ISBA/25/C/18 Note by the Legal and Technical Commission on the Draft Regulations

Video presentation by the Secretary-General on the draft Regulations

More information on the website of the ISA