Ayr to Mission Beach fishers beware: fish in a no-take green zone and risk a $2100 fine

Published 08/12/2017

Recreational fishers poaching from Marine Park no-take green zones between Ayr and Mission Beach are the target of holiday-long compliance blitz launching today.

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Start of summer will see all eyes on the Great Barrier Reef

Published 28/11/2017

While it is too early to tell whether mass coral bleaching will occur on the Great Barrier Reef this summer coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish continue to pose a high risk, according to Australia’s leading marine experts and scientists.

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Building the capacity of the world's coral reef managers and leaders

Published 24/11/2017

Fostering leadership for the world's coral reefs was the aim of a three-week immersive course conducted in Townsville and at nearby Great Barrier Reef sites.

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Climate change policies review

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

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.

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.

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 15 December 2017.

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.