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Protect the Top End from seabed mining

The NT is at risk of seabed mining in 2015! Next year the current moratorium comes to an end. To secure the future of our marine environment, and the healthy fishing, tourism and lifestyle that relies on it urge the Government to put a permanent end to seabed mining in the Northern Territory.

Seabed mining is a significant and unprecedented threat to Top End sea life. It can cause a wide range of environmental problems through altering the existing physical, chemical and biological balance of marine ecosystems. It destroys marine life and fish habitat. Seabed mining amounts to strip-mining the sea floor.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society does not support seabed mining in the Top End and urges the Northern Territory Government to maintain and strengthen the existing moratorium to permanently protect Territory waters from this destructive activity.

Take action today and email the candidates for Blain, the Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition below and tell them to protect our Top End sea life from destructive seabed mining.

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The Hon. Adam Giles, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory; Delia Lawrie, Leader of the Opposition

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