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Big fishing: the role of the large-scale commercial fishing industry in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14

Haas, B, Fleming, A ORCID: 0000-0001-9895-1928, Haward, M ORCID: 0000-0003-4775-0864 and McGee, J ORCID: 0000-0002-2093-5896 2019 , 'Big fishing: the role of the large-scale commercial fishing industry in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14' , Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries , pp. 1-15 , doi: 10.1007/s11160-018-09546-8.

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Abstract

United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 ‘life below water’, is directed to the sustainable use and conservation of the oceans and marine resources. However, there is very limited information available on how the large-scale commercial fishing industry might contribute to the achievement of SDG 14. This paper shows engagement opportunities for the fishing industry, with a focus on fish harvesting, for the different targets of SDG 14. We find that the fish harvesting sector can contribute to almost all SDG 14 targets, except in the prohibition of certain forms of fishing subsidies. The fishing industry has the opportunity to implement practices that, for example, can help to reduce marine pollution or bycatch. More work is needed to provide specific reporting mechanisms for fisheries companies to assess their progress against the other SDGs.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Haas, B and Fleming, A and Haward, M and McGee, J
Keywords: fishing industry, marine policy, ocean governance, stakeholder engagement, sustainability
Journal or Publication Title: Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publ
ISSN: 0960-3166
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s11160-018-09546-8
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