SDG Indicator 14.b.1 - Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries

This course presents tools, methods, and processes to monitor and report on Indicator 14.b.1 "Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries" within Goal 14 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.


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SDG14: Life below water
SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17: Systemic Issues
Sustainable small-scale fisheries
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Agriculture, forestry, fisheries
Environment and multi-domain statistics
2030 Agenda
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SDG Indicator 14.b.1
SDG indicators

This course has been designed to support countries in their data collection, analysis and reporting of SDG Indicator 14.b.1 - Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries: "Progress by countries in the degree of application of a legal/regulatory/policy/institutional framework which recognizes and protects access rights for small-scale fisheries".

The course consists of 4 lessons, ranging from approximately 25 to 60 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 Introduction
  • Lesson 2 Creating an enabling environment for sustainable small-scale fisheries
  • Lesson 3 Gathering data and compiling the 14.b indicator
  • Lesson 4 Managing and using the estimated results of 14.b indicator

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Target Audience

This course is primarily intended for those who play a role in data collection, analysis and reporting for the Indicator 14.b.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as for people with an interest in the process, such as:

  • Policy-makers or advisors
  • National fisheries administration officials
  • Small-scale fishing community members/organizations
  • Representatives from NGO, regional organizations, academia/researchers, donor community

Learning Objectives

You will learn about:

  • Nature and importance of small-scale fisheries
  • Key challenges and policy implications for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries
  • Voluntary guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication
  • Indicator 14.b.1 components and what it measures
  • Methodology to estimate and process to report on this indicator
  • Possible uses of the collected data for national, regional and local purposes