Mackay commercial net fishers recognised as guardians of the Reef

Published 30/10/2014

Mackay commercial net fishers are showing their support for the Great Barrier Reef by joining the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardians program.

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Supporting action to target crown-of-thorns starfish

Published 28/10/2014

More marine tourism operators, community organisations and commercial reef users now have the opportunity to take part in the fight against crown-of-thorns starfish infestations on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Girringun ranger exercise targets illegal activities on country

Published 24/10/2014

Conducting patrols in the sky, on the land and on the sea was all in a weekend’s work for Indigenous rangers at an exercise near Townsville, as part of efforts to spot and report illegal activities.

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Annual Report 2013-14

Our 2013-14 annual report details our work managing one of the world’s premier natural resources, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Removal of property order

A removal of property order has been issued for the Fleur De Lys, located in the Marine Park north-east of Port Douglas.

IUCN World Parks Congress

Marine protected areas – including the Great Barrier Reef – will be on show at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney from 12-19 November 2014.


Video: hear about about the history and heritage of Great Barrier Reef lightstations and the people who worked there.

Crown-of-thorns starfish

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

Eye on the Reef program

Eye on the Reef is a monitoring program that enables anyone who visits the Great Barrier Reef to contribute to its long-term protection.