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SDG # 14 - Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- 14.1 Proportion of coastal and marine areas protected What the indicator measures:
- The proportion of coastal and marine areas that are designated as marine protected areas, including terrestrial protected areas, and other effective area-based conservation measures.
- 14.2 Restoration of degraded coastal and marine ecosystems What the indicator measures:
- The proportion of degraded coastal and marine ecosystems that have been restored to their prior state or improved, as well as the extent of degradation in new ecosystems and areas.
- 14.3 Prohibition of certain forms of fishing subsidies What the indicator measures:
- The extent to which certain forms of fishing subsidies that contribute to overcapacity and overfishing have been prohibited and phased out.
- 14.4 Sustainable fishing practices What the indicator measures:
- The proportion of fish stocks that are within biologically sustainable levels, and the proportion of total fish production that comes from sustainable aquaculture.
- 14.5 Marine litter and microplastics What the indicator measures:
- The quantities of marine litter and microplastics in the ocean, as well as the proportion of such debris that is properly managed and disposed of.
- 14.6 Ecosystem-based approaches to ocean management What the indicator measures:
- The extent to which ecosystem-based approaches are integrated into ocean management, including the development and implementation of marine spatial plans and the reduction of adverse impacts from human activities.
- 14.7: Proportion of marine areas protected
- This indicator measures the extent to which marine areas have been designated for protection and conservation purposes. It aims to determine the proportion of the world's oceans and coastal areas that are protected and managed effectively for conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity and ecosystems.