Good maritime governance is not possible without navies and coast guards that are adequate for monitoring territorial waters and exclusive economic zones. Where states are up to this task, smugglers and traffickers cannot operate freely and fisheries laws are enforceable. However, inadequate capacity to govern the maritime space can hamper a country’s efforts to regulate maritime activity and effectively render any maritime legislation irrelevant. Poor capacity in this area provides tempting opportunities for those who seek to profit from the absence of real enforcement of maritime law.

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