Pledge your support for the Great Barrier Reef

Published 19/01/2018

2018 is underway and so too is the third International Year of the Reef. The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) declared the year-long global initiative to strengthen global awareness of the value and threats to reefs.

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Statement about the crown-of-thorns starfish control program

Published 18/01/2018

Statement from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority about the crown-of-thorns starfish control program.

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Repeat commercial fishing offenders banned from fishing in the Marine Park

Published 11/01/2018

Two commercial fishers are banned from fishing or collecting in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – both commercially and recreationally – for one year under three strikes legislation.

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Get involved

Find out how you can help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Consultation underway

Public consultation now open on proposed upgrade to boating facilities at Clump Point, Mission Beach until 17 February 2018.

Whitsundays Plan of Management

On the 1 January 2018 three remaining amendments to the Whitsundays Plan of Management commence. These amendments relate to the definition of a year, significant bird sites, and aircraft taxiing at Whitehaven Beach.

Managing for a resilient Reef

Information on the Great Barrier Reef Summit — Managing for Resilience — which took place on 24 and 25 May 2017 and involved over 70 regional, national and international delegates.

Climate change policies review

We recently provided input to the Australian Department of Environment and Energy on the climate change policies review discussion paper.

Government Response to the Review of Governance of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

The Government’s Response will ensure the Authority is best placed to continue its important work with reef users, business, research, and government and non-government partners.