Statement: Board and crown-of-thorns starfish control

Published 19/09/2018

Statement from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority about the Board and crown-of-thorns starfish control

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New chairs of local Reef advisory committees welcomed

Published 03/09/2018

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of 12 community representatives to head up its Local Marine Advisory Committees for the next three years.

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Foam shipwreck survives forces of nature

Published 24/08/2018

The Foam shipwreck off Townsville remains in relatively good condition despite being 125 years old and subjected to the forces of nature. A team of maritime archaeologists from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Museum of Tropical Queensland and the Department of Environment and Science recently surveyed the site.

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Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program

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

Local Marine Advisory Committee Communiques

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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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.