New high-speed patrol vessel to target persistent night-time poachers

Published 16/11/2017

Fishers poaching from no-take green zones at night can expect to have their cover blown by a new high-speed patrol vessel armed with night detection technology.

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School holiday blitz: Rule-breakers caught, responsible fishers thanked

Published 30/10/2017

Ramped-up compliance patrols over the September school holiday period and October long weekend detected 78 recreational fishing offences in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Comment sought on Reef coastal ecosystems position statement

Published 27/10/2017

Maintaining and restoring coastal ecosystems near the Great Barrier Reef is vital to the Reef’s health and resilience, according to a position statement released today for public comment.

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How to report coral spawning

This year we are collaborating with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to collect as many sightings of coral spawning as possible through our Eye on the Reef Sightings Network.

Annual Report 2016–17

During 2016–17 the Authority increased its focus on building the Reef’s resilience through management interventions. Pressures from weather events, coral bleaching and disease, and crown-of-thorns starfish highlighted the need for action to ensure the long-term health of the Reef.

Great Barrier Reef coastal ecosystems

Our strategies for the protection of coastal ecosystems can be found in the Authority’s position statement for coastal ecosystems, which is open for public consultation until 5pm on 24 November 2017.

Permission system

A new online application portal has been launched to allow applicants to submit Marine Parks permit applications and to manage their existing permits and contact details.

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 and review discussion paper.