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A person walks on the shore at dusk. Just 30 kilometres off Messi's beach is the site pegged for the world's first commercial deep-seabed mine Solwara 1 ('saltwater' in PNG Pidgin) operated by Canadian mining company Nautilus. 1.6 kilometres beneath the sea hydrothermal vents and the surrounding seabed contain gold, silver, copper and lead at high concentrations. The planned mining activity is hugely controversial and subject to much criticism. Already locals suspect that depleted catches might be down to exploratory work in nearby waters. Despite the assurances of scientists and the mining company, they worry about the long term implications of underwater mining on the seas and fish that have long sustained them.