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The primary objective of the MCSI Program is to create new or modify existing training programs on conducting in-water and coastal enforcement and natural resource investigations to best fit the situations associated with each country’s nearshore marine resources and marine resource crime issues. Types of investigative training will include techniques applicable to illegal take, smuggling and poaching; illegal and destructive fishing; vessel groundings; oil, chemical & sediment spills; pollution events including eutrophication; and chronic less than lethal events.  In-water enforcement issues will be geared towards marine natural resource issues and focused on search and seizure techniques on and under the water, surveillance of suspects in nearshore habitats, handling of evidence from underwater, risk assessments, and recovery in the water.

Marine Enforcement Field Investigation MCSI training workshops are based on the developed protocols and workshop experiences gained running numerous international field CRCSI and MCSI training workshops to date. The primary focus is to train participants on conducting marine enforcement and natural resource field investigations. The workshop trains nearshore marine resource managers and enforcement personnel on using both the developed tools and in conducting field investigations to better coordinate their investigative and enforcement actions. This increases success related to natural resource crimes and impact cases. The workshop itself will result in a rapid response investigative capability being available for coordinated regional response efforts by participants who have gone through the MCSI Field Training Workshop.

Workshops are individually designed based upon two broad criteria, the first is based upon the experiences of previous workshops where we have identified what works and what doesn't. The second criteria is what is applicable to the requesting country and agency. Workshops range from 7 to 14 days and are specifically tailored to your needs whether it be poaching, chemical spills, illegal blast or cyanide fishing.   

Course Objectives
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