Vanuatui daily news digest | Sea-bed digging does take place

According to a commentator and well-known local environmental professional, whilst the Acting Commissioner of Mines says there is no digging of the sea-bed yet, there is certainly lots of prospecting which sends down dredges to receive samples for analysis. This has even included removing limestone chimneys. It was all well documented at the Malvatumauri during the consultations which took place there, as your editor remembers now. Whilst there is no mining per se, there is plenty of digging going on without any sort of EIA or environmental monitoring.