United Nations
Communities of Ocean Action
Sustainable fisheries
Commitments
Members
Updates
As a member of the Community of Ocean Action, you can contribute in several ways.

Register Voluntary Commitments
The Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments remains open for all stakeholders to register their ocean action. We encourage all to stakeholders to register their ocean action to show their commitment to SDG 14.

Share updates of your Voluntary Commitments
All stakeholders with a registered Voluntary Commitment are welcome to share their progress of its implementation on an ongoing basis. Updates will be featured on this page and in the Ocean Action monthly newsletter.

Share your knowledge
All members of the Community Ocean Action can share their expertise, knowledge, best practices and respond to questions in the Knowledge Forum
The Communities of Ocean Action are open to anyone with a registered Voluntary Commitment in the Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments.

Steps to join
  1. Register a Voluntary Commitment for SDG 14
  2. Sign in to your account
  3. Click Join Community in the above button

Questions and Answers

1. I have registered a Voluntary Commitment, but I do not have an account

  1. Click Account above and create your account.
  2. Once created, Contact us and let us know so we can link your Voluntary Commitment to your account.

2. I have an account, but I still can't join

  1. Contact us and let us know so we can link your Voluntary Commitment to your account.
Sustainable fisheries

Mangroves are highly productive ecosystems providing numerous goods and services that include support of fisheries, maintenance and improvement of water quality, coastal protection and carbon sequestration. Mangroves have been estimated to provide at least US$1.6 billion per year in ?ecosystem services? worldwide. Approximately 67% of global mangroves have been lost in the past century to coastal development, aquaculture, pollution and other human activities.

The importance of mangroves is reflected in more than 90 voluntary commitments that relate to the restoration, rehabilitation, protection and management of mangroves and associated ecosystems. These voluntary commitments reflect the vital role that mangroves play in supporting livelihoods of coastal communities, sustainable fisheries, resilience to the impacts of climate change and sequestering atmospheric CO2.

This community of practice aims to support its members in implementing their mangrove-related voluntary commitments by exchanging progress reports, experiences, lessons learned and good practices.

Updates & New Voluntary Commitments
Progress update
Implementation of a monitoring and sensitization program in peruvian industrial anchovy fishery, based on the ecosystem management approaches, #OceanAction17800
The experience of TASA was collected in a handbook called Pesca Responsable and registered in *INDECOPI under file number N 1058-2017. This handbook details the stages of the program, the Sustainable Fishery Kit on Board and the educational material like syllabus and methodology guide used for training. During 2018, we are going to prepare a new ed [more]
Progress update
Partnership with African Coastal States to Eradicate IUU Fishing in their Sovereign Waters by 2020, #OceanAction17190
In January 2018, Sea Shepherd expanded its mission into East Africa through a new partnership with the Tanzanian government -- called Operation Jodari -- to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and other crimes. Sea Shepherd is helping to train and assist Tanzanian officers in monitoring, control and surveillance of all fishing a [more]
Progress update
Promote information and Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for the sustainability of small scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication., #OceanAction14945
CoopeSoliDar R.L together with fisher organizations has been developing communitary mapping of the marine territories of small scale fishers in the process towards the recognition of Marine Responsible Fishing Areas in the Pacific and Caribbean coast of the country. Together with the governmental institutions fishers and other civil society organiz [more]
Progress update
Promoting standards for sustainable fisheries management and traceability of fish products on a global scale, #OceanAction16466
On 29 and 30 January 2018, the UNECE Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries held its first formal meeting, in Geneva; it was attended by 80 delegates representing national government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. At this meeting, the Team discussed and approved the Vision and Mi [more]
Progress update
Participation of TASAs plants in communities under an environmental sustainability approach, #OceanAction17848
The experience of TASA was collected in a handbook called Pesca Responsable and registered in *INDECOPI under file number N 1058-2017. This handbook details the stages of the program, the Sustainable Fishery Kit on Board and the educational material like syllabus and methodology guide used for training. During 2018, we are going to prepare a new ed [more]
Progress update
Advancing solutions oriented integrative ocean sustainability research within the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network (Ocean KAN), #OceanAction15422
In March, 2017, the Ocean KAN formed a development team to further its goals. The Development Team has held four meetings and is hosting an in-person meeting in February 2018 at the AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, where we will also host a Town Hall further to engage ocean scientists into action-oriented research. The Ocean KAN is also currently formin [more]
New Commitment
Concept Design of Robotic Solar Powered Barges to Filter and Remove Oceanic Plastic, #OceanAction24152
A realistic and feasible solution to clean up the trillions of pieces of plastic garbage now building in massive Ocean Gyres around the World. Envisage a fleet of Solar Robotic Barges (SRBs) perpetually sailing between Oceanic Plastic Garbage Gyres and processing ports established as close as possible. The SRBs are guided by a combination of [more]
New Commitment
International Network for Multi‐Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN‐MHEWS) and Global Meteo-Alert System , #OceanAction23965
International Network for Multi‐Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN‐MHEWS) and Global Meteo-Alert System This initiative, launched in implementation of Goal 7 of the Sendai Framework () aims to promote the strengthening or introduction of multi-hazard warning systems in Small Island Developing States to protect life and property in the [more]
New Commitment
Unmanned/Autonomous Technologies For Ocean Protection and Production, #OceanAction23654
The objective is to develop unmanned/autonomous technologies for aiding ocean protection and production. The technologies will be developed, tested and evaluated in collaboration with multiple partners by bringing together groups of experts from different fields. The work will involve using existing commercially available technological capabilit [more]
New Commitment
Indonesian Waste Platform - Hub, #OceanAction16206
Indonesian Waste Platform - hub connecting Government, Universities, Companies, Grass root organizations/NGO/Community initiatives. The hub is used for dissemination of stakeholder's news, data, best-practices, lessons learned, government policies, technical information, research results, questions to peers, introductions, establish Uncommon Coll [more]
New Commitment
Mangrove Partnership Reporting Online Platform, #OceanAction23237
Monitoring, Partnership Reporting: States may wish to establish mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the implementation of these guidelines towards the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security, in accordance with their capacity and by building on existin [more]
New Commitment
Restoring dying and degraded coral reefs, #OceanAction22450
Coral Vita commits to planting thousands of corals to restore degraded reefs in the Caribbean over the next two years. As a mission-driven company committed to helping preserve coral reefs for future generations, we plan to launch our pilot coral farm by the end of 2017. There, we will be integrating breakthrough coral farming methods developed [more]
Menu
Home
Voluntary Commitments
Members
Resources
Activities
Knowledge Forum
Focal points
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Mr. Árni M Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General for Fisheries and Aquaculture, FAO
Members
United Nations