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Develop Sustainable Ocean Economy
by Department of Strategic Planning and Economy, State Oceanic Administration, P.R.China (Government)
To further improve comprehensive strengthen and quality and benefits of Chinas ocean economy, make marine industry structure and layout more scientific, and further improve ability to regulate and control ocean economy and public service ability by 2020, we would like to take the following measures: promote transformation and upgrading of marine traditional industries like marine fishery and offshore oil and gas industry; fasten the development of newly emerging marine industry like marine equipment manufacture industry and marine renewable energy resources; improve the scale and level of marine tourism, shipping service industry, marine culture industry, marine-related financial service industries; develop ocean resources and protect marine ecological environment side by side, and develop ecological, safe and environment-friendly industries.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
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
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
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
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
Type of commitment
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
Type of commitment
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
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
  • Economic benefits from marine biotechnology
December 2020
The average gross ocean product growth will be 7%
December 2020
Add 2.5 million new marine-related employees
Other, please specify
Marine information sharing mechanism and international scientific and technical program(special project, funding)
Basic information
Time-frame: Now - December 2020
Relevant Stakeholders
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Zhanhai ZHANG, Director General, zhangzhanhai@pric.org, +86-01068041249
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