According to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 14 Life Below Water aims to conserve and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
There are various targets relating to achieving this goal in which our data provided can help support. These include but are not limited to:
- By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
- By 2020, conserve at least 10 percent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
- By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Our data provides information on the following topics regarding the progress of this goal in Hong Kong:
- The numbers of patrols conducted over the past 3 years