“Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.”

Impediments / Limitations

[At the county level, we have control to a point. What regional, state, national, and global factors limit our progress?]


AB123 – Link


[A summary of a small number of important facts specific to Marin County related to this Global Goal.]


[The idea is that a coalition of local environmental groups would employ a series of systems thinking models to come to a set of local targets under this Global Goal; targets that at least meet the global targets.]


  • something related to salmon and habitat
  • Increase the percentage of seafood restaurants in Marin County that are Sustainable Seafood Restaurant certified [?] from x% [4] restaurants] (2019) to 100% by 2030.
  • something related to plastic pollution
Visit United Nations Website for Original Source of the Targets Below

14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

14.2 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

14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

14.4 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

14.5 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

14.6 By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation

14.7 By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism

14.A 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

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

14.C Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, 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

Community Partners

[Name / website / logo of the coalition for this SDG, and early adopters at first; list of actively involved organizations, including businesses.]

Potential Community Partners

[List of potentially involved organizations.]

Marine Mammal Center

Turtle Island Restoration Network

[Regional] San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Cetacean Society

Point Blue Conservation Science [started in Marin; field office in Marin; headquarters in Petaluma]

Aquarium of the Bay [regional watershed, bay and oceans] [Regional] Save the Bay