|Theme 5: Strengthening good governance, law enforcement and monitoring systems
Various governmental agencies, such as fisheries, forestry, coastal planning, agriculture and environment, have jurisdiction over coastal resources, and their policies are often in conflict. It is important, therefore, that relevant government agencies and stakeholders work together to establish sound policies and legislation. This theme will address lessons learned from mangrove governance and the challenges encountered. Experiences with strengthening law enforcement against illegal activities will be presented, along with improved monitoring systems in order to better assess progress towards sustainable mangrove management.