Working Together to Ensure Compliance
Compliance with regulations is essential for protecting biodiversity
and habitats in the Channel Islands MPAs and providing long-term
social and economic benefits. Community support is built through
monitoring results, and effective enforcement, which in turn enhances
compliance with MPA regulations.
Enforcement of rules and regulations is provided through a cooperative
effort by the National Park Service,, U.S. Coast Guard, California
Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), and NOAA Office for Law Enforcement.
Patrols are conducted using aerial surveillance, on-island rangers,
and a variety of vessels. The Sanctuary contributes funding to
the CDFG, serves as a liaison andcoordinates multi-agency enforcement