This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from Jamaica statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Jamaican statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Jamaican-specific metadata information.
This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.
Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels
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
|Global indicator description
The indicator Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels measures the sustainability of the world’s marine capture fisheries by their abundance. A fish stock of which abundance is at or greater than the level, that can produce the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) is classified as biologically sustainable. In contrast, when abundance falls below the MSY level, the stock is considered biologically unsustainable.
|UN designated tier
|UN custodian agency
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
|Link to UN metadata
|United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 370 KB) opens in a new window