Here's what I know, which is not helpful except as a bit of background. I know this from an individual who accompanied one of the Environmental teams that was here (at the request of the team to give them directions). He was on a boat that went to 2 sites on the back side of Ambergris Caye and then to some little cayes to the west (I don't know exact locations). In the 2 sites here, they found dredging, clearing &/or mangrove cutting in progress. The Environmental team asked for a copy of the permit, which is supposed to be on the work site.
The workers had no permit, so these projects were not in compliance, at least to that extent. The workers were asked to stop until the Environmental team could track down the owners or contractors and look at their permits. Whether the permits for those sites were ultimately found to be in compliance or not I don't know.
Assuming proper permits, the sites would not have been shut down even temporarily had the permits been on site. Why the Environmental team tracked down the owners or contractors to look at the permits I also don't know. They should have stopped the work until the owners or contractors delivered a proper permit to them, if necessary, even after their return to Belmopan. Then the work should have been resumed only after the permit was properly posted on the work site. This team, however, pretty much "babied" the permit holders.