This viewpoint reflects on women's contribution to sustainable ocean governance, supporting SDG 5 (gender equality) and 14 (life below water). This article discusses the unique contributions women offer to ocean governance and the necessity to reduce systematically- embedded hurdles currently supporting gendered decision-taking in ocean governance.
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.
Exploring SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals), this article conceptualises the intricate interconnections between SDG 14 (life below water) and the other Sustainable Development Goals based on the diverse benefits provided to humankind by marine ecosystems.
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.
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.
This framework illustrates how SDG 14 (life below water) targets can relate to all other SDG goals, contributing to SDG 17 (partnership for the goals). A framework is presented to increase understanding of relationships between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to determine their interactions, aiding the effective and efficient prioritisation of policy options.
Most empirical research into Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) focus their studies on specific natural or social features and governing structures. This research approach looks into multi-use MPAs in the eelgrass restoration site in Japan. Findings from this research contribute directly to SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 2 (zero hunger).

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