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.

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

Sandpiper Marine Phosphate Project ... - Mining Technology

5-7-2020· Mining of the Sandpiper marine phosphate project. The Sandpiper phosphate deposit is planned to be developed using trailing suction hopper dredging (TSHD) technology. A TSH dredger vessel consists of a retractable dredge arm and a suction dredge head to extract marine …

Namibia: Say No to Marine Phosphate Mining! - Avaaz

Yet marine phosphate mining is a direct threat to the continued existence of these and other industries, such as tourism, as demonstrated by a significant number of marine and social specialists. According to Namibian environmental laws, the government is required to prioritize industry that causes the least damage to the environment over industry that causes more damage.

NMP says marine phosphate mining will help grow …

18-6-2020· 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.

Namibia's Dilemma. The Pros and Cons of Marine …

Marine phosphate mining in Namibian waters is back on newspapers’ front pages, including a flurry of activity from key stakeholders. Should this go ahead, it would be a world first. Rumblings started in April 2018 following the mining industry conference.

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

Offshore mining of marine phosphate | NCE

The Chamber is also aware that there are strong sentiments against marine phosphate mining, for the welfare of the marine ecosystem and concerns about possible negative impacts on the fishing sector. The current proposed mining is restricted to a relatively small area of the sea bed.

Marine Phosphate Mining - The Earth Organization Namibia

Phosphate mining of the seafloor is a major concern for leading marine scientists worldwide, yet these concerns have not yet been adequately considered in Namibia. In Australia, the concerns are so grave that the Government of the Northern Territory considers all seafloor mining as such a threat that a moratorium has been imposed until 2015 while further environmental and risk assessments are ...

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

Marine Phosphate Mining - The Earth Organization …

Phosphate mining of the seafloor is a major concern for leading marine scientists worldwide, yet these concerns have not yet been adequately considered in Namibia. In Australia, the concerns are so grave that the Government of the Northern Territory considers all seafloor mining as such a threat that a moratorium has been imposed until 2015 while further environmental and risk assessments are ...

Namibia. Marine Phosphate Mining Saga Back in Court | …

6-7-2020· Marine Phosphate Mining Saga Back in Court This week the Namibian fishing industry goes to court to argue its case against plans to mine phosphate offshore. The Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations, the Namibian Hake Association and the Midwater Trawling Association of Namibia are opposing NMP’s plan to mine phosphate offshore.

Offshore mining of marine phosphate | NCE

The Chamber is also aware that there are strong sentiments against marine phosphate mining, for the welfare of the marine ecosystem and concerns about possible negative impacts on the fishing sector. The current proposed mining is restricted to a relatively small area of the sea bed.

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

Namibia:Marine phosphate mining: The tug-of-war …

Seabed phosphate mining would be the first of its kind in the world, and there is no scientific evidence about its impact, they claimed. Labour expert Herbert Jauch has expressed his opposition that benefits that NMP could bring in the country including employment pales in comparison to the thousands of jobs that could be lost as a result of destruction of marine environment.

Namibia. Marine Phosphate Mining Update · Fishing …

Marine phosphate mining continues to feature high on the fishing industry radar. Namibia Marine Phosphates (NMP) in May won its court case that its marine mining environmental clearance be reinstated. This was on the basis that it was not given a fair hearing at a public appeal in late 2016 when the Minister for the Environment set the clearance aside, pending further assessment.

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Marine Phosphate Mining - SAASIE. 2016-6-7 · Marine phosphate mining in South Africa Challenges and Reasons for Cau9on LIMITED KNOWLEDGE: Impacts of seabed mining and the ecological importance of seabed ecosystems ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Seabed mining could have severe and irreversible impacts on marine ecosystems.

Fact sheets – Centre for Environmental Rights

Marine phosphate mining – South African context. Specific information on the status of marine phosphate mining in South Africa, alongside information on potential socio-economic and environmental risks and impacts if mining were to proceed in these areas. Seabed mining a global threat to our oceans – International context

Marine phosphate mining

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

Phosphate mining gets green light

It is also expected that the company must fund the monitoring capacity of phosphate mining through the establishment of a centre of excellence to monitor impacts of phosphate mining on the marine ecosystem. This will help develop generic standards and guidelines for monitoring marine phosphate mining and processing in Namibia.

ASSESSING THE DESIRABILITY OF MARINE PHOSPHATE MINING ...

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.

Marine Phosphate Mining in Namibia Comes Under Fire ...

Namibia: Fisheries Workers Against Marine Phosphate Mining Namibian, 10 September 2019. OVER 1 000 people, mostly workers in the fishing industry at Walvis Bay, participated in a mass protest ...

Marine phosphate mining case back in court – Eagle FM

Fisheries sector workers demonstrated against phosphate mining in 2019 The High Court is set to hear the highly contested case for and against marine phosphate on Wednesday this week as the anti-phosphate movement mobilizes for a demonstration at the court. Eagle FM spoke to mobiliser Sion Ikela who said they remained resolute against the project’s […]

Namibia:Marine phosphate mining: The tug-of-war …

Seabed phosphate mining would be the first of its kind in the world, and there is no scientific evidence about its impact, they claimed. Labour expert Herbert Jauch has expressed his opposition that benefits that NMP could bring in the country including employment pales in comparison to the thousands of jobs that could be lost as a result of destruction of marine environment.

Namibia must not allow marine phosphate mining ...

Marine phosphate mining will have far-reaching and irreversible consequences which include the following: Health aspects • Dredging of major quantities of marine phosphates will result in amounts of potentially harmful, radioactive solid and liquid waste, with no proper way proposed to dispose of it and prevent blowing over nearby Walvis Bay and Luderitz.

Phosphate mining threatens marine life | Deep Sea …

They claim mining phosphate from the ocean will destroy the marine environment and jeopardise the fishing industry. In Australia the. Government of the Northern Territory considers all seafloor mining such a threat that a moratorium has been imposed until 2015, while further environmental and risk assessments are conducted.

Phosphate mining on hold for court decision - Business ...

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 zone.

Seabed Phosphate Mining Projects Facing Challenges

16-6-2017· The Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism approved the company’s marine phosphate mining application in 2016; it would involve dredging the seafloor for phosphate rock.

Marine Phosphate Mining Has Been Banned in Namibia | …

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.

SWAPO - Phosphate Mining - Key to Namibia’s …

Phosphate Mining - Key to Namibia's Industrialisation ... In 1995 he pioneered into marine diamond mining as Managing Director of Namibian Minerals Corporation which became a listed company on the Namibian Stock Exchange. In 2003 he was managing Sakawe Mining …