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Making connections: Galapagos Islands look to the Reef

Published 25/03/2015

They‘re two spectacular underwater wildernesses and two of the most famous world heritage areas on the planet — and now one is providing direct assistance to the other.

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Public comment invited on banning capital dredge disposal in Marine Park

Published 16/03/2015

Public consultation will today begin on a proposal to end the disposal of capital dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Local fishers haul in welcome funding boost

Published 26/02/2015

Valuable fish tagging efforts by volunteers have received a helping hand thanks to a donation by the Burnett Local Marine Advisory Committee.

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Penalty for three strikes given to commercial fisher

Published 24/02/2015

A commercial fisher has become the first person to be banned from fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park under ‘three strikes’ legislation.

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Trawl fisher becomes Reef Guardian

Published 20/02/2015

GBRMPA is proud to welcome commercial trawl operator Neil Mogensen as an official Reef Guardian.

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Expanding eyes on the Reef’s health

Published 19/02/2015

Keeping an eye on the health of the Great Barrier Reef was the focus of a workshop and in-water training held in the Whitsundays recently.

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Nominations now open for Local Marine Advisory Committees

Published 16/02/2015

Residents along the Great Barrier Reef catchment with an interest in the Reef are invited to become part of their regional Local Marine Advisory Committee.

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Life of researcher celebrated with reef naming

Published 04/02/2015

Tribute has been paid to leading marine biologist and ecotoxicologist, the late Dr Bob Endean, with a reef in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park named in his honour. 

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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Recreational fishers at Tully, Kurramine Beach and Mission Beach looking to reel in the big one over the Christmas holidays are urged to double-check the location of green zones before wetting a line.

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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Recreational fishers on the Capricorn Coast looking to reel in the big one over the Christmas holidays are urged to double-check the location of green zones before wetting a line.

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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Mackay and Airlie Beach recreational fishers looking to reel in the big one over the Christmas holidays are urged to double-check the location of green zones before wetting a line.

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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Cairns recreational fishers looking to reel in the big one over the Christmas holidays are urged to double-check the location of green zones before wetting a lin

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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Townsville recreational fishers looking to reel in the big one over the Christmas holidays are urged to double-check the location of green zones before wetting a line.

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Illegal practices on the radar at iconic Cod Hole dive site

Published 12/12/2014

Tourism operators and recreational visitors to the world-famous Cod Hole dive site near Lizard Island are urged to alert authorities to illegal activities, because of fears the vulnerable and protected potato cod is being put at risk.

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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Gladstone recreational fishers looking to reel in the big one over the Christmas holidays are urged to double-check the location of green zones before wetting a line.

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