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

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Haas, B and Fleming, A and Haward, M and McGee, J, Big fishing: the role of the large-scale commercial fishing industry in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 29, (1) pp. 161-175. ISSN 0960-3166 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11160-018-09546-8

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fishing industry, marine policy, ocean governance, stakeholder engagement, sustainability
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Environment Policy
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
UTAS Author:Haas, B (Miss Bianca Haas)
UTAS Author:Fleming, A (Dr Aysha Fleming)
UTAS Author:Haward, M (Professor Marcus Haward)
UTAS Author:McGee, J (Associate Professor Jeffrey McGee)
ID Code:130165
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2019-01-14
Last Modified:2019-09-11
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