SDG 14 · Indicator

Fish caught by trawling


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SDG achieved

Challenges remain

Significant challenges remain

Major challenges remain

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The percentage of fish caught by trawling, a method of fishing in which industrial fishing vessels drag large nets (trawls) along the seabed.

Long-Term Objective

Average of 5 best performers

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 1.


Sea Around Us (2018). A global fishing gear dataset for integration into the Sea Around Us global fisheries databases (in review). Tim Cashion, Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak, Dyhia Belhabib, Brittany Derrick, Esther Divovich, Dimitrios Moutopoulos, Simon-Luc Noël, Maria L.D. Palomares, Lydia Teh, Dirk Zeller and Daniel Pauly. Available at

Fish caught by trawling