Recreational fishers poaching from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park no-take green zones between Yeppoon and the Town of 1770 are the target of an Easter holiday compliance blitz launching today. About one-third of all recreational fishing offences in 2016–17 occurred in the area and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is cracking down on anyone breaking the zoning rules and threatening Reef resilience.Read full article
Revisiting ways for Capricorn Coast schools and organisations to “go green” was not a decision inspired by leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day – but by the threat of greenhouse gas emissions in the International Year of the Reef.Teachers and managers made the pledge to inspire “greener living” and educate their communities about the big five threats to the Great Barrier Reef at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s recent Reef Guardian networking meeting in Yeppoon.Read full article
Townsville’s Dr Adam Smith is a coral reef science advisor who works in the Pacific, Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef. He understands how our decisions and actions make a difference to the future of coral reefs around the world.“Coral reefs are amazing and there are so many people in governments, enterprises and non-government organisations working around the world to improve their future,” he said.To make a difference locally, Dr Smith volunteered for one of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Local Marine Advisory Committees.Read full article
Find out more about the joint Field Management Program’s activities achievements for 2015-16.
Applications are now open for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardians Stewardship and Community Grants 2018 (previously called the Ripples of Change). Applications close 1 May 2018.
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.
Local Marine Advisory Committee nominations are now open. We are looking for representatives from a range of interest groups including fishing, Traditional Owners, tourism, farming, resources, recreation, education, research, conservation, and shipping. Applications close 19 April 2018.
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.
There are many ways you can get involved and show your support for the Great Barrier Reef.
- Zoning Maps
- Images for downloading
- News releases
- Permit information
- Reef in Brief e-newsletter
- Freedom of Information
- Work with us
- Community consultation
- Help protect the Reef
- Join a monitoring program
- Become a Reef Guardian
- Report an incident
- Visit Reef HQ Aquarium
- Donate to the Turtle Hospital
- Out on the water