Gladstone fishing master receives $20,000 fine for repeat illegal fishing offences

Published 25/09/2017

A $20,000 fine and conviction for illegal commercial fishing in the Gladstone region shows there are serious consequences for commercial operators repeatedly threatening Great Barrier Reef resilience.

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Dr Evelyn Scott AO

Published 22/09/2017

Statement by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Chairman Russell Reichelt about Dr Evelyn Scott AO.

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Ramped-up patrols to target illegal fishing hotspots this school holidays

Published 19/09/2017

Aerial and on-water patrols will be out in force over the September school holidays and the October long weekend as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority cracks down on illegal recreational fishers at known hotspots.

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Corporate information

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's 2017–18 Corporate Plan sets out our strategic direction, work plan and outlines how we'll increase our capabilities over the next four years.

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.

Updates to Whitsundays Plan of Management

From 2 August 2017 there are new rules in place to better protect the Whitsundays area, one of the iconic areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Draft environmental values and water quality objectives

Have your say on the draft environmental values and water quality objectives under the Environmental Protection Policy (EPP Water).

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.

Reef health

Global coral bleaching over the last two years has led to widespread coral decline and habitat loss on the Great Barrier Reef.