New public moorings protect southern Great Barrier Reef

Published 17/07/2018

Boaties visiting the southern Great Barrier Reef are encouraged to use 23 new public moorings recently installed to help minimise anchor damage to coral and other sensitive habitats at popular reef and island locations in the Capricorn-Bunker Group and Keppel Bay.

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Dive into the national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef these school holidays!

Published 06/07/2018

During these school holidays Reef HQ Aquarium will take the Great Barrier Reef directly to Yeppoon, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Emerald with a live broadcast from 10.30am on Tuesday 10 July.

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Watch out for whales

Published 25/06/2018

As whale migration season gets underway, boaties are reminded to keep a safe distance between vessels and these marine animals. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority assistant director of reef conservation actions Dr Mark Read said several whale sightings, including a humpback whale off Heron Island, were already reported via the Authority’s Eye on the Reef app.

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Submission to the Senate Inquiry

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the 2018-19 Budget Measure the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Partnership Program.

Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program

A coordinated and integrated monitoring program for measuring success of the Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan.

Consultation underway

Public consultation is underway for the proposed maintenance dredging the Port of Hay Point, Mackay open for comment until 4pm 21 August 2018.

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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.