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Ayr students are reef champions

Published 01/08/2016

Hundreds of the Burdekin’s future environmental leaders have participated in a day of educational activities at Plantation Park to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Know your plotter — know the zones

Published 15/07/2016

Not being able to read your plotter is not an excuse for illegal fishing. Recreational fishers are encouraged to take the time to understand how marine park boundaries are displayed on their GPS chart plotters to ensure they follow the zoning rules.

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Patrols out in force these school holidays

Published 05/07/2016

Compliance officers will be out in full force over the school holidays as patrols across the Marine Park ramp up to tackle illegal fishing.

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Let Dory and her “cousins” keep swimming

Published 16/06/2016

With Finding Dory hitting Australian cinemas, marine managers are reminding Great Barrier Reef fishers and visitors about the importance of Dory and her “cousins” to the marine environment.

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Ocean explorer honoured by reef naming

Published 08/06/2016

The life of ocean pioneer Neville Coleman OAM is being celebrated with a reef being named in his honour in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

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The facts on Great Barrier Reef coral mortality

Published 03/06/2016

Despite reported claims and counter claims over the last month about the ‘death’ of large swathes of the Great Barrier Reef, the true impact of this summer’s major coral bleaching event is now emerging.

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Whitsunday tourism crew keep an eye on the reef

Published 27/05/2016

New Whitsunday tourism recruits jumped in the water at Bait Reef last week to complete reef health monitoring training.

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Cairns and Port Douglas tourism crew keep an eye on the reef

Published 19/05/2016

New Cairns and Port Douglas tourism recruits jumped in the water at Green Island yesterday to complete reef health monitoring training.

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Dory operator cops hefty fine

Published 17/05/2016

A Mackay dory operator has received a $6000 fine after being caught fishing for coral trout in a green zone in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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World class coastal marine researcher appointed to board

Published 06/05/2016

Professor Emma Johnston is appointed to the board of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

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Statement on coral bleaching surveys

Published 20/04/2016

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is co-ordinating and conducting in-water surveys across the Marine Park as part of its comprehensive response to mass coral bleaching.

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Forum puts the focus on coral bleaching

Published 15/04/2016

Industry and community representatives will receive an update on results from coral bleaching surveys at a forum hosted by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in Townsville today.

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Rockhampton says no to marine debris

Published 15/04/2016

Rockhampton residents joined forces with the Rockhampton and marine debris experts to stop marine debris entering the Great Barrier Reef. 

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Yeppoon says no to marine debris

Published 13/04/2016

Yeppoon residents joined forces with the Livingstone Shire Council and marine debris experts to stop marine debris entering the Great Barrier Reef through local creeks and beaches.

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Gladstone says no to marine debris

Published 12/04/2016

Gladstone residents joined forces with the Gladstone Regional Council and marine debris experts to stop marine debris entering the Great Barrier Reef through local creeks and beaches.

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