The sub-regional marine plans and the Regional Action Framework will be monitored to assess implementation progress against work plans and available budgets. The sub-regional marine plans and the Regional Action Framework include general commitments for updates and amendments over time to respond to changing issues, information, priorities and conditions. Individual sub-regional plans identify their formal review and amendment opportunities and timelines.
The MaPP partners will follow an adaptive approach during implementation. If improved knowledge or results of EBM indicator monitoring suggest different actions or management approaches would better achieve sub-regional and regional objectives and strategies, the MaPP partners will adjust decisions and actions as appropriate, and will document associated rationale. This adaptive approach will allow for improved management and responsible stewardship over both the short and long term and is crucial to successful achievement of MaPP strategic outcomes.