Sustainable marine planning depends on sound policy and regulations, but it also requires effective monitoring and enforcement.
CCIRA provides support for Central Coast Guardian Watchmen, who work together to create a united presence on in coastal territories. Our support includes participating in monthly Guardian meetings, community visits to discuss enforcement issues and monitoring priorities, and technical help and input on current initiatives.
As Central Coast Nations continue to build Nation-level monitoring and enforcement capacity, expand authority and enforcement powers, and create positive relationships with other monitoring and enforcement agencies, CCIRA will help by:
- Establishing a high level of professionalism and credibility;
- Ensuring consistency between Nations in monitoring and enforcement;
- Enhancing data collection and monitoring capability; and
- Integrating new skills and technology into monitoring and enforcement programs.