United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity, established by the United Nations (UN) as part of their 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development. 17 goals were developed with the aim of creating a sustainable life for future generations, with specific targets set to be achieved.


SDG 14 is a call to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources as part of global sustainable development. The oceans can provide a healthy food source for millions of people around the world, yet this will only be possible if we reduce overfishing, conserve ocean biodiversity, and farm fish responsibly.

Recognizing the critical need for progress towards the SDGs, and in particular the importance of sustainable aquaculture in helping preserve ocean resources, the GSI members have registered their commitment to support SDG 14.

In support of SDG 14, GSI members have committed to the following:

  • Utilizing the GSI model of pre-competitive collaboration to facilitate knowledge transfer and sharing of best-practices to promote accelerated improvements
  • Transparently reporting on performance via an annual industry-wide Sustainability Report
  • Driving innovation through continued partnerships and sharing of expertise
  • Supporting knowledge transfer from salmon aquaculture to developing aquaculture sectors to drive accelerated improvements across the wider aquaculture industry

The GSI’s complete voluntary commitment to support the implementation of SDG 14 can be found on the Oceans Conference website: https://oceanconference.un.org/commitments/?id=20304

The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) Registers Commitment to Support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals