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SDG 14 - Life Below Water

SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Blue Pacific continent contains and supports the most extensive and diverse coral reefs in the world, the largest tuna fishery, the deepest oceanic trenches and the healthiest and in some cases, largest remaining populations of many globally threatened species such as whales and dolphins, sea turtles, dugongs, sharks and stingrays. 

Goal 14 will monitor regional efforts in integrated and sustainable ocean management and conservation, adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity activities. 

 

Dataset for SDG 14 can be downloaded here

 

Target 14.1

By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

Indicator 14.1.1: Index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density

No data for indicator 14.1.1 is currently available and its methodology is still under development, please see here

Target 14.2

By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

Indicator 14.2.1: Proportion of national exclusive economic zones managed using ecosystem-based approaches

No data for indicator 14.2.1 is currently available and its methodology is still under development, please see here

Target 14.3

Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

Indicator 14.3.1: Average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations

No data for indicator 14.3.1 is currently available and its methodology is still under development, please see here

Target 14.4

By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yeild as determined by their biological characteristics

Indicator 14.4.1: Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels

Visualisation(s) not yet available

Metadata for indicator 14.4.1 can be downloaded here

Target 14.5

By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

Indicator 14.5.1: Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

Metadata for indicator 14.5.1 can be downloaded here

Target 14.6

By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation 

Indicator 14.6.1: Progress by countries in the degree of implementation of international instruments aiming to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Visualisation(s) not yet available

Metadata for indicator 14.6.1 can be downloaded here

Target 14.7

By 2030, increase the economic benefits to small island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism