Remembering the mysterious Mermaid resting on the Great Barrier Reef

Published 13/06/2018

On this day in 1829, disaster struck the HMCS Mermaid south of Cairns — reminding us today of the Great Barrier Reef’s rich maritime history.

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Celebrating a new sea country agreement

Published 29/05/2018

A new Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement outlining how Mandubarra Traditional Owners will manage their sea country and its resources was launched and celebrated at the weekend.The agreement between Mandubarra Aboriginal Land & Sea Inc. and the Australian and Queensland governments covers 1500 square kilometres of their sea country in northern Queensland (between Innisfail and Cardwell).

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Crews continue to keep eye on the Reef

Published 25/05/2018

Tourism operators continue to show significant interest in the Eye on the Reef program with this month’s training sessions recording some of the highest participation rates in recent history.Since 2009, trained operators and their crews have submitted thousands of surveys and information on reef health through the monitoring program run by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

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Consultation underway

Public consultation is underway for the proposed maintenance dredging the Port of Hay Point, Mackay open for comment until 4pm 21 August 2018.

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