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

This study focuses on how SDG 14 (Life Below Water), and the targets within that goal, contributes to other SDG goals. This study highlights the importance of the oceans in achieving sustainable development.
Using a case study in Mozambique this article examines how other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) can contribute to achieving Goal 14 (Life below water), particularly target 5.
This article focuses on how the SDGs and Goal 14 can provide a framework for island ocean states (IOS), or ‘small island developing states’ (SIDS), which are characterized by limited land and oceanic remoteness, creating local and international dependencies for food, livelihoods, trade and transport.
Ensuring that knowledge and implementation of the qualitative elements of Aichi Target 11 is fully utilised in addressing Goal 14, Life Below Water. This paper highlights where there may be gaps in knowledge to be able to strengthen efforts for marine biodiversity conversation.
This paper looks at the importance of fiscal reforms and incentives in ensuring ‘no-one is left behind’ in the achievement of the SDGs, with a particular focus on Goal 14, Life below water.
The Scottish fishing industry depends upon a healthy flow of ecosystem services and the factors affecting ecosystem services for fishing are varied and challenging. Part of Scotland's pledge to the UN SDGs can be met by better fisheries management. This paper directly support knowledge on Goal 14, Life below water.
Effective science-based fisheries management can be applied to a risk-based management framework as an essential step towards the achievement of Goal 14 with respect to the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources for sustainable development.
The study identifies different issues which have resulted in a weak fisheries regulatory framework in Bangladesh and how the legal framework governing the Bangladeshi fisheries sector can be reformed. The study submits that a reformed legal framework could play an instrumental role in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14 in Bangladesh.
Huge amounts of food waste exist in the consumption stage in developed countries. The waste can be converted into safe, nutritious, and value-added livestock feeds. ReFeed can be a game changer, simultaneously addressing multiple challenges such as food security, resource and environmental sustainability, and climate change. This is related to SDG's 2, 12, 13 and 14.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 28, October 2017, Pages 90-99

Since the 1950s the amount of plastics in the marine environment has increased dramatically. Worldwide there is a growing concern about the risks and possible adverse effects of (micro)plastics. This paper reflects on the sources and effects of marine litter and the effects of policies and other actions taken worldwide related to SDG 14.

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