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 in environmental sustainability
- 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