||<p>Defra is investigating the environmental effects of deep-sea mining through the
Deep-sea Mining Cross Government Working Group, which includes Cefas, the Joint Nature
Conservation Committee, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The working group is supported by input from
the National Oceanography Centre, Natural History Museum and British Geological Survey.
The group intends to cover the effects of the disturbance of deep sea carbon stores
in its forthcoming meetings.</p>