Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Townsville recreational fishers looking to reel in the big one over the Christmas holidays are urged to double-check the location of green zones before wetting a line.

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Far northern councils recognised for commitment to the Reef

Published 02/12/2014

Beach clean-ups, rehabilitating waterways, new waste management initiatives — just some of the actions by three far north Queensland councils over the last five years to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Izzy and Evie dive back into the big blue at Bowen

Published 26/11/2014

A big green turtle that narrowly escaped being on a crocodile’s lunch menu, and a smaller green turtle found stranded in muddy mangroves, will be sent home to the Great Barrier Reef during a community event in Bowen.

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Reef in Brief e-newsletter

Check out the latest news, videos and sightings from across the Great Barrier Reef.

Public consultation

Public comments are invited on a proposal by Pacific Reef Fisheries (Bowen) Pty Ltd to expand its prawn farm at Guthalungra.

Current conditions on the Reef

Each summer, we assess the health of reefs, as this part of the year poses a greater risk of extreme weather, particularly heat waves, cyclones and flooding.

Report an incident

You can help protect the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park by reporting incidents and suspected illegal activity you have witnessed.

Corporate information

Online flipbook: read about our work managing the Great Barrier Reef.

Crown-of-thorns starfish

A crown-of-thorns starfish management program is protecting coral cover on the Reef.