Marine Protected Area Enforcement

MPA enforcement (which covers surveillance, policing, and prosecution) can take many forms, from high-tech tools to low-tech community-based strategies. Choosing the right tools and strategies depends on the budget, management capacity, and physical characteristics of each MPA. The following items offer a primer on how managers and tool-developers are approaching MPA enforcement, including good practices for encouraging stakeholder compliance with MPA regulations.

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