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Reef coral bleaching intensifies in far north

Published 14/03/2016

Diver teams have detected highly variable but widespread coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, with cloud cover and heavy rain in the central and southern regions providing some relief from the heat stress that has caused corals to bleach.

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Fishers asked to be on lookout for dugongs

Published 07/03/2016

Recreational and commercial fishers operating in the Burdekin area have been urged to take extra care to avoid dugongs.

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Low level coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Published 01/03/2016

A growing number of reports of coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef has prompted authorities and researchers to step up in-water field surveys and monitoring.

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Low level coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Published 01/03/2016

A growing number of reports of coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef has prompted authorities and researchers to step up in-water field surveys and monitoring.

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Traditional Owners helping to shape Marine Park management

Published 29/02/2016

Traditional Owners, marine managers, and government representatives held talks in Townsville recently to discuss important issues for the Great Barrier Reef and its Traditional custodians.

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Fishy business costs Mackay vessel master

Published 22/02/2016

A Mackay vessel master has been slapped with an $8500 fine after three of his unattached dories were caught fishing in a green zone in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Tips for navigating turtle traffic

Published 27/01/2016

The moment a marine turtle hatchling pokes its head out of its sandy nest the odds are against it, but beach goers can give these tiny creatures a better chance during their dash to the ocean.

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Award-winning collaboration key to Reef management

Published 18/12/2015

The successful collaboration of 115 dedicated north Queenslanders who manage the 348,000 square kilometres, 2,300 kilometres of coastline and 1050 islands of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area has been recognised with a 2015 Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management.

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Don’t risk a fine this holiday season

Published 16/12/2015

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) compliance officers will be out in full force over the Christmas holidays as patrols in the Townsville and Ayr region are ramped up to tackle illegal fishing.

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Don’t risk a fine this holiday season

Published 16/12/2015

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) compliance officers will be out in full force over the Christmas holidays as patrols in the Innisfail and Mission Beach region are ramped up to tackle illegal fishing.

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Don’t risk a fine this holiday season

Published 16/12/2015

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) compliance officers will be out in full force over the Christmas holidays as patrols in the Airlie Beach region are ramped up to tackle illegal fishing.

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Don’t risk a fine this holiday season

Published 16/12/2015

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) compliance officers will be out in full force over the Christmas holidays as patrols in the Gladstone and Bundaberg region are ramped up to tackle illegal fishing.

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Don’t risk a fine this holiday season

Published 16/12/2015

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) compliance officers will be out in full force over the Christmas holidays as patrols in the Cairns and Port Douglas region are ramped up to tackle illegal fishing.

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Don’t risk a fine this holiday season

Published 16/12/2015

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) compliance officers will be out in full force over the Christmas holidays as patrols in the Mackay region are ramped up to tackle illegal fishing.

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Don’t risk a fine this holiday season

Published 16/12/2015

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) compliance officers will be out in full force over the Christmas holidays as patrols in the Bowen region are ramped up to tackle illegal fishing.

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