Marine protected areas need management plans, budgets, dedicated staff, monitoring and enforcement to achieve their intended benefits. Marine protection measures are more successful and regulations are easier to enforce when communities are involved. This beautifully illustrated report presents opportunities to build support and boost local economies through partnerships with First Nations and stewardship organizations to monitor marine protected areas.
Part of a series of reports on marine planning and protected areas. Read more:
- Safeguarding B.C.’s coastal waters: marine protected areas for fishing, tourism and communities
- Marine protected areas 101: key design principles of MPAs
- Protecting your community’s coastal assets: local leadership in marine planning
- Making our coasts work: healthy oceans, healthy economies, healthy communities