.Let me bring to your notice that The International Seabed Authority incollaboration with the Government of Fiji and the Secretariat of the PacificCommunity (SPC) SOPAC Division is organizing an International Workshopon Environmental Management Needs for Exploration and Exploitation of Deep Sea Minerals, to be held in Nadi, Fiji Islands from 29 November to 2December 2011.● Let coastal states of South India like Tamilnadu, Kerala hereafter paymore attention to such workshops and debate the impact of deep seamining off shore of respective states. Our appeal is to all Chief Ministers of Coastal states not to leave these workshops or activities of leasing out of our adjacent seas by International Seabed Authority as the domain of Indian foreign service bureaucrats of Union Government ministries.
Theafter effects of deep sea mining will be borne by the people of coastal states and as their chosen representatives these Chief Ministers and politicians of these coastal states have to keep vigilon International Seabed Authority and countries like China whichhave dreams to become world power cutting down India to size inorder to gain supremacy over India
This workshop takes place in the aftermath of The International Seabed Authority approving the application from the
China OceanMineral Resources Research and Development Association(COMRA) to explore an area of the ridge for 15 years, coveringabout 10,000 square
on July 22 of 2011