Goal 14: life below water Goal 14: life below water

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

Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds until 2025
  • Sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts until 2020
  • Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification
  • Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing and implement science-based management plans until 2020
  • Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas until 2020
  • Prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies until 2020
  • Increase economic benefits to small island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources