For the prime minister, António Costa, “it is to descend to Earth, blue, because it is the planet of the oceans, with the same time as the first, that you wanted to reach the Moon or Mars”. He stressed this in the opening speech of the United Nations Ocean Conference, saying he hopes that “Lisbon will be a milestone in the reunion of humanity with the oceans”. , the country under the provisions, the door to exploitation, which goes in the opposite direction of protection.
“Portugal is very attentive and wants the legislation to defend sustainable mining based on international scientific studies”, the Secretary of State for the Sea, José Maria Costa, told Expresso. He doesn’t seem interested in moratoriums in this field. With an extension of the continental maritime platform or the entire approved extension of the maritime platform, the Secretary of State will privilege the knowledge of the continental mineral values and the entire extension of the continental maritime platform wants to define the areas that can be explored.
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