United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

WWF, Beyond 2015, Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC), DIVA, the Global Ocean Commission, the High Seas Alliance (representing 29 NGOs and the IUCN), the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Women’s Major Group

Proposed Goal 14: Attain conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, oceans and seas
[Reframe to “Conserve and sustainably use marine resources, oceans and seas”]
The statement is given by WWF on behalf of Beyond 2015, Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC), DIVA, the Global Ocean Commission, the High Seas Alliance (representing 29 NGOs and the IUCN), the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Women’s Major Group.

We appreciate the strong and enthusiastic support for a stand alone oceans goal, as healthy oceans are key to achieving sustainable development.
14.1 by 20302020, reduce by x50%, prevent and control marine pollution of all kinds, including from land-based activities
14.2 by 2020 sustainably and equitably manage, restore and protect coastal and marine ecosystems from adverse impacts, especially areas of particular importance for fish stocks, biodiversity and ecosystem services, including by strengthening their resilience to human impact including climate change and supporting relevant interdisciplinary scientific research
14.3 by 2020, ensure ecosystem resilience in the face of ocean acidification and address and prevent further ocean acidification.
14.4 immediately By 2020 effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing to restore and maintain by 2030 fish stocks to ecologically safe levels above those that can produce maximum sustainable yield, manage fish stocks using the ecosystem approach, and, by 2020, end overfishing.
14.5 support sustainable small-scale fisheries and aquaculture, including by providing equitable access of small-scale and artisanal fishers to fisheries and markets and creating an enabling environment for community-based fisheries management and substantive inclusion of women into national, regional and global fisheries decision-making bodies.
14.6 by 2020 ensure the full implementation of existing regional and international regimes for managing oceans and seas by their states parties.
14.7 by 2020,take immediate action to eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and destructive fishing practices and eliminate IUU fishing by 2020.
14.8 by 2020, conserve at least 2010% of coastal and marine areas, including through establishing effectively managed and ecologically representative marine protected areas and other effective area-based measures, within and beyond areas of national jurisdiction, consistent with international law and based on best available scientific information.
14.9 by 2020, eliminate subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, taking into account the need of developing countries, notably least developed countries and small island developing states.
14.10 by 2030 2020, increase the economic returns to SIDS and LDCs from the sustainable development of coastal and marine resources from within their jurisdictions, as well as equitable access to and benefit sharing from resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
14.11 implement integrated and participatory coastal management plans to increase resilience of coastal ecosystems.
In addition the Women’s Major Group would propose one further change to target 14.11, name to insert the phrase "under a gender equality and human rights framework, in order" after "plans." The full target with therefore read, "implement integrated and participatory coastal management plans under a gender equality and human rights framework, in order to increase resilience of coastal ecosystems."