Ocean Sanctuary Alliance

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The Ocean Sanctuary Alliance (OSA) is a partnership of nations and leaders from across disciplines, whose mission is to restore and sustain the world’s ocean by securing global and national commitments to establish marine sanctuaries, ensure responsible fishing, and related efforts. OSA is committed to helping fulfill the promise of SDG 14 to regenerate the fish stocks of the Ocean for the benefit of all humankind.

OSA was formed in 2014 as an association of countries, scientists, and members of civil society devoted to reversing the current decline of the Ocean through efforts at the United Nations. The idea grew out of earlier efforts by the Pacific Small Island States to win support for a stand-alone goal for the Ocean to be included in the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030.