The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority can call upon five new crown-of-thorns starfish control suppliers to provide more vessels and trained crews as part of an all-out assault on coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish in the Great Barrier Reef.Read full article
A commercial shipping master caught navigating a tow vessel in a no-go zone in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park was convicted and fined $17,500 in the Cairns Magistrates Court this week.The Cairns-based master pleaded guilty to navigating a vessel in a no-go zone in the vicinity of Cape Grenville for a distance of almost five kilometres for 30 minutes on the 4 June 2017.Read full article
Local school students have come up with innovative ideas to protect the Great Barrier Reef, including a floating platform to redirect cooler water from deeper areas of the Reef to corals suffering thermal stress and bleaching. This was just one of the activities students from 10 schools across Far North Queensland took part in during the Cassowary Coast Future Leaders Eco Challenge at Kurramine Beach last week.Read full article
The Local Marine Advisory Committees (LMACs) met throughout the month of July 2018 as part of their official meeting schedule for the 2018 – 2021 term. Communiques form part of the records of the meeting and its content is limited to matters raising in the meeting.
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Public consultation is underway for the proposed maintenance dredging the Port of Hay Point, Mackay open for comment until 4pm 21 August 2018.
These documents provide important guidance on managing cumulative impacts and implementing actions to improve the condition of the Reef’s values.
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.
A coordinated and integrated monitoring program for measuring success of the Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan.
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