Latest news

Great Barrier Reef managers and industry prepare for summer

Published 08/12/2016

Marine park managers, scientists and experts recently met for the annual pre-summer workshop to assess climate-related risks to the Great Barrier Reef over the coming months.

Read full article

Recreational fisher pays $4000 for fishing in a green zone

Published 07/12/2016

A recreational fisher recently pleaded guilty and was fined $4000 after he was found fishing in a no-take green zone near Lady Musgrave Island.

Read full article
No thumbnail for this page

Coral collecting

Published 28/11/2016

Statement from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority about coral collecting.

Read full article
No thumbnail for this page

Minke whale and snubfin dolphin expert celebrated with reef naming

Published 17/11/2016

A Townsville marine biologist whose thirst for knowledge led to the 'discovery' of dwarf minke whales and snubfin dolphins in Australian waters has had a reef named in his honour.

Read full article
No thumbnail for this page

Celebrating GIS Day

Published 16/11/2016

From mapping habitats for protected species to assessing the extent of coral bleaching, geographic information systems (GIS) have significantly improved the way the Great Barrier Reef is managed.

Read full article

Illegal recreational fishers caught in the act

Published 11/11/2016

Figures show continued dedicated compliance patrols, a new patrol vessel and coordinated multi-agency surveillance operations detected more than 500 illegal recreational fishing offences in the Marine Park in 2015–16.

Read full article

Bowen students are reef champions

Published 17/10/2016

Bowen’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Cannonvale foreshore tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Read full article
No thumbnail for this page

Statement on Great Barrier Reef condition

Published 16/10/2016

Claims that the Great Barrier Reef is dead are irresponsible and untrue, Chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority says.

Read full article

Townsville students are reef champions

Published 11/10/2016

Townsville’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Rowes Bay on Thursday to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Read full article
No thumbnail for this page

Statement on out-of-court settlement with owners of Shen Neng 1

Published 19/09/2016

The owners and insurers of the Chinese bulk carrier Shen Neng 1 have accepted their responsibility to pay for damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef in April 2010 with an agreed payment of $39.3 million plus costs.

Read full article

Cairns students are reef champions

Published 14/09/2016

Cairns’ future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Holloways Beach tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Read full article

Public comment invited on proposed permission system improvements

Published 12/09/2016

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is seeking public feedback on proposed changes to its system of granting permits for activities in the Marine Park.

Read full article

Townsville students are reef champions

Published 12/09/2016

Hundreds of Townsville’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Townsville State High School tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Read full article

Ingham and Cardwell students are reef champions

Published 07/09/2016

Ingham and Cardwell’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Rollingstone tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Read full article

Douglas students are reef champions

Published 05/09/2016

Douglas’ future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Wonga Beach tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Read full article