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Artist invitation for Reconciliation Action Plan

Published 23/01/2018

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is inviting artists to design artwork for its Reconciliation Action Plan.

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Saving the Great Barrier Reef through new science partnerships

Published 22/01/2018

Australia’s leading research organisations unite to design ways to build resilience and repair the Great Barrier Reef, following today’s Federal Government announcement of $60 million for measures aimed at protecting the  Reef.

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Investment boost to the Great Barrier Reef

Published 22/01/2018

Statement from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority about the Australian Government’s investment boost to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Vale Joe Baker AO, OBE

Published 22/01/2018

One of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s foundational board members, Dr Joe Baker AO, OBE, has passed away.

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Pledge your support for the Great Barrier Reef

Published 19/01/2018

2018 is underway and so too is the third International Year of the Reef. The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) declared the year-long global initiative to strengthen global awareness of the value and threats to reefs.

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Statement about the crown-of-thorns starfish control program

Published 18/01/2018

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

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Repeat commercial fishing offenders banned from fishing in the Marine Park

Published 11/01/2018

Two commercial fishers are banned from fishing or collecting in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – both commercially and recreationally – for one year under three strikes legislation.

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Southernmost outbreak of coral-eating starfish detected in Great Barrier Reef

Published 05/01/2018

A severe outbreak of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish is occurring in the Swain Reefs, the southernmost location in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park found to have the starfish during the current outbreak.

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Statement: release of site assessment report

Published 21/12/2017

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority today released its site assessment of Henry Reef where the Australian Border Force vessel Roebuck Bay grounded in September 2017.

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Call to marine parks users: Help to protect the Reef this summer

Published 21/12/2017

Are you heading out to your favourite Reef or island over the holidays? The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and its partners are calling on you to do your bit to help #LovetheReef.

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Grants now open for university students studying the Great Barrier Reef

Published 13/12/2017

Post-graduate students passionate about the Great Barrier Reef are encouraged to apply for the Reef Guardian Research grants now open through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

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Top 10 actions to protect the Great Barrier Reef released today

Published 13/12/2017

Ramping up compliance and protecting resilient reefs — among the top 10 actions that will be used to manage the Great Barrier Reef under the Reef Blueprint launched today.

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Ship master convicted and fined for entering no-go zone

Published 12/12/2017

A master of a coastal trading vessel was convicted and fined $5000 in the Cairns Magistrates Court last week for being in charge of a ship that entered a shipping exclusion area in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Ayr to Mission Beach fishers beware: fish in a no-take green zone and risk a $2100 fine

Published 08/12/2017

Recreational fishers poaching from Marine Park no-take green zones between Ayr and Mission Beach are the target of holiday-long compliance blitz launching today.

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Start of summer will see all eyes on the Great Barrier Reef

Published 28/11/2017

While it is too early to tell whether mass coral bleaching will occur on the Great Barrier Reef this summer coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish continue to pose a high risk, according to Australia’s leading marine experts and scientists.

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