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  • Target 14.1 | Reduce Marine Pollution
  • Target 14.6 | End Subsidies Contributing to Overfishing
  • Target 14.7 | Increase the Economic Benefits from Sustainable Use of Marine Resources
  • Target 14.3 | Reduce Ocean Acidification
  • Target 14.4 | Sustainable Fishing

Targets and Indicators with Data Availability

Note: The data may be updated periodically as more information become available.


Protect and Restore Ecosystems

By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.

Indicator 14.2.1 | Number of countries using ecosystem-based approaches to managing marine areas

Singapore has adopted the Integrated Urban Coastal Management (IUCM) framework since 2012, and ecosystem based approaches to manage marine areas form a core pillar under the IUCM framework.

Conserve Coastal and Marine Areas

By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information.

Indicator 14.5.1 | Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

 Singapore does not have legally protected marine areas. However, the 40ha Sisters' Islands Marine Park is designated for the conservation of marine biodiversity. In addition, extensive surveys and research are conducted to enhance marine habitats and enrich biodiversity in Singapore's coastal and marine areas.

ASEAN Priority SDG Indicator


Increase Scientific Knowledge, Research and Technology for Ocean Health

Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries.

Indicator 14.A.1 | Proportion of total research budget allocated to research in the field of marine technology

About 0.2% of the public research budget for 2021-2025 is allocated to research in the field of marine technology which refers to those for the Marine Climate Change Science programme and the St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory.


Support Small Scale Fishers

Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets.

Indicator 14.B.1 | Degree of application of a legal/regulatory/policy/institutional framework which recognizes and protects access rights for small-scale fisheries

Not applicable as Singapore does not have small-scale fisheries.


Implement and Enforce International Sea Law

Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of “The future we want”.

Indicator 14.C.1 | Number of countries making progress in ratifying, accepting and implementing through legal, policy and institutional frameworks, ocean-related instruments that implement international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and their resources

Singapore ratified the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on 17 November 1994.