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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.C | Implement and Enforce International Sea Law

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 eco-system based approaches to manage 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.

Sustainable Fishing

By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics.

Indicator 14.4.1 | Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels

Not applicable to Singapore.

ASEAN Priority SDG Indicator

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

0% as Singapore does not have legally protected marine areas. However, the 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 2016-2020 is allocated to research in the field of marine technology which refers to those for the Marine Science Research & Development (R&D) 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.