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Goal 14: 4. Main Eurostat Indicators

Key trends in “Life below water” in Europe show the following evidence (Eurostat Report, pp. 273 and ss):

  • Excellent bathing water quality is increasingly being achieved in European coastal waters;
  • Pollution continues to threaten the marine environment;
  • Ocean acidification poses a risk to the marine environment and global climate regulation;
  • The extent of marine protected areas has been growing in the EU;
  • The conservation status of marine habitats and species remains unfavourable;
  • Fisheries in the North-East Atlantic and adjacent seas (FAO 27 area) have become more sustainable ;
  • Fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Seas face greater threats to sustainability and have had an insufficient number of assessments.

 

Goal 14’s attainment is monitored through the following main indicators: Source: EU SDG Indicator set 2019, p. 26:

 Goal 14’s attainment is monitored through the following main indicators

 

 


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