Hefty fines for bulk carrier travelling outside of shipping area

Published 31/07/2014

Two crew members of a bulk carrier, the MV Bulk Ingenuity, have been fined a total of $125,000 after travelling outside a designated shipping area within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Burdekin students get involved in local actions to protect the Reef

Published 29/07/2014

The 2014 Future Leaders Eco Challenge is off to a great start with Burdekin students in the field learning about local ecosystem connections to the Reef.

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Mareeba Shire Council become Reef Guardians

Published 22/07/2014

Mareeba Shire Council shows its commitment to protecting the Reef by partnering with us to officially become a Reef Guardian Council.

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Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreements

The Yirrganydji people have launched a Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement which outlines how they will manage their sea country, between Cairns and Port Douglas.

Ministers meet Traditional Owners

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Queensland Minister for National Parks Steve Dickson met with Traditional Owners in Cairns recently.

Reef Ranger reports for duty on Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef and its amazing inhabitants will be better protected for Queenslanders and tourists to enjoy thanks to the launch of a new $5 million vessel, the ‘Reef Ranger’.

Reef Plan report card

The latest Reef Plan report card measures the progress being made in the farming and grazing sectors to improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.

UNESCO Reef decision

UNESCO welcomed Australia’s progress in managing the Great Barrier Reef — its decision on the status of the Reef is deferred until 2015.

Current conditions on the Reef

Each summer, we assess the health of reefs, as this part of the year poses a greater risk of coral bleaching, extreme weather and flooding.