Keeping the ecological balance

Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown (photo courtesy Radio New Zealand)

Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown visited Norway and met with Seabed Mining Officials to discuss Norway’s Seabed Mining industry and the balance between this and preserving the ecology of the Ocean sea floor.

According to initial scientific studies, the nodules were of a very high quality and there is a large quantity on the seabed which could make the nation billions of dollars.

Mr Brown said they would re-advertise the tenders as there had been some new interest in exploring the seabed and added that all practices, including exploration and the extraction of the minerals, would have to be done in a manner which was environmentally friendly and did not impact negatively on the Cook Islands.

(video courtesy of Cook Islands TV)