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

The San Diego region enjoys a high quality of life, although challenges still remain. SANDAG's 2021 Regional Plan seeks to improve the way we all move throughout the region while seeking to ensure that we can all lead healthy lives. 
Goal 14 Life below water


Target 14.2

By 2030, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience and taking action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.
Indicator 14.2.1:
Proportion of state and locally controlled marine acres and marine adjacent areas currently being managed with ecosystem-based approaches.


Target 14.4

By 2030, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans 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.
Indicator 14.4.1:
Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels.

Target 14.5

By 2030, conserve at least 10% of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information.
Indicator 14.5.1:
Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas.


Target 14.7

By 2030, increase the economic benefits to communities along the coast from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism.
Indicator 14.7.1:
Sustainable fisheries as a proportion of GDP.