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#OceanAction17614
Increasing knowledge and awareness on alien species
by Ministry of the Environment (Estonia) (Government)
Alien species are moving from one area to another without us knowing about it. This is due to the lack of information on this particular issues as well as due to absence of well-established scientific facts. The objective is to gather the existing information and scientific proof and make it available for the main target groups such as fishermen, maritime transport sector etc. This should contribute to the objective to stop the invasion of alien species through primary invasion and help to maintain existing ecosystem balance.
Progress reports
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
Type of commitment
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
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
Type of commitment
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
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
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
Type of commitment
December 2020
Information campaig and training, public awareness materials for the maritime sector
Financing (in USD)
100,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Reasearch, training, informing the sector
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2017 - December 2020
Partners
Estonian Marine Institute of the University of Tartu
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Estonia
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Rene Reisner, Head of the Marine Environment Department, rene.reisner@envir.ee, +3726262855
Tallinn, Estonia
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