SDG 14 Life in water

The goal of SDG 14 is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. This dashboard contains the indicators corresponding to SDG 14 according to the global framework of the United Nations. Where possible, the framework is filled with data about the Netherlands.

Targets and indicators

14.1 Reduce marine pollution of all kinds

14.1.1 Index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density

14.2 Sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems

14.2.1 Proportion of economic zones managed using ecosystem-based approaches

14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification

14.3.1 Average marine acidity

14.4 Sustianable fishing practices and restore fish stocks

14.4.1 Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels

14.5 Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas

14.5.1 Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

14.6 Prohibit subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing

14.6.1 Implementation of instruments aiming to combat unregulated fishing

14.7 Sustainable use of marine resources

14.7.1 Sustainable fisheries as a percentage of GDP

14.a Increase scientific knowledge and develop research capacity

14.a.1 Budget allocation to research in the field of marine technology

14.b Access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets

14.b.1 Policy framework which protects rigths for small-scale fisheries

14.c Conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources

14.c.1 Number of countries implementing ocean-related instruments