Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Traceability of fish and environmental management of marine resources are the focus of ISO/TC 234, ISO’s technical committee for fisheries and aquaculture, which provides a unique opportunity to participate in the development of fisheries and aquaculture in a way that respects sustainable development.

In addition, ISO/TC 8, Ships and marine technology, has developed over 250 sustainability-related standards for the design, construction, equipment, technology and marine environmental matters related to shipbuilding. In particular, ISO/TC 8’s subcommittee SC 2, Marine environment protection, has standards related to the environmental impact of ships and marine technology, such as the response to oil spills and the management of port waste reception facilities. 

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SDG 14 in the news

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Celebrating World Maritime Day
2020 signals a 10-year countdown to the United Nations global goals, which is one reason  why the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has chosen the theme of 'sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet' for this year's World Maritime Day.
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Biodiversity high on standards agenda
A new expert committee on biodiversity just formed.
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New ISO standard is a breath of fresh air to wind farm operators
With offshore wind providing a much-needed way to generate sustainable electricity, ISO 29400 provides guidance on the best way to manage associated operations.
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Celebrating World Environment Day
“Time for Nature” is the theme for this year’s World Environment Day, highlighting that the time has come to take action to save our planet. A new ISO committee on biodiversity will help us all do just that.