14 Life Below Water

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

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Targets

  • Reduce marine pollution by 2025, since much of the pollution comes from human activities on land.
  • Enact laws that prohibit illegal fishing, overfishing, and other destructive fishing practices.
  • Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
  • By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas.

"It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself."

Rachel Carson