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Whitsundays Reef Guardians gather to build resilience for the Reef’s future

Published 08/08/2017

Whitsunday students will come together to learn how their actions and those of their community can make a difference to the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Bundaberg region students work together for the Reef

Published 02/08/2017

Students in the Bundaberg region will gather tomorrow (Thursday 3 August) to learn how their actions can make a difference to the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

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New rules to better protect and enable access to the Whitsundays

Published 01/08/2017

New rules coming in to effect tomorrow (2 August 2017) will better protect the Whitsundays area, one of the iconic areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Charters Towers Reef Guardians workshop solutions to Reef threats

Published 25/07/2017

Students in Charters Towers will put their heads together tomorrow (Wednesday 26 July) to workshop solutions to the key threats to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Early career Reef researchers receive a boost

Published 20/07/2017

Ten Queensland post-graduate students will receive nearly $17,000 worth of grants from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for ground-breaking research into the Great Barrier Reef’s key risks and threats.

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Townsville region Reef Guardians to workshop Reef issues

Published 18/07/2017

Townsville region Reef Guardian high school students are gathering on Wednesday 19 July to workshop solutions to the key threats to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Gladstone Reef Guardians gather to brainstorm Reef future

Published 18/07/2017

Gladstone students will put their heads together this Thursday 20 July to workshop solutions to the key threats to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Ghost nets get a new lease on life on floors of Reef HQ

Published 13/07/2017

When you next visit Townsville’s Reef HQ Great Barrier Aquarium, remember to look down at your feet — you’ll be walking on the ocean.

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Illegal recreational fishers are catch of the day

Published 12/07/2017

Dedicated on-water and aerial patrols were ramped up over the weekend, with 13 incidents of illegal recreational line fishing detected in no-take green zones in the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Welcoming UNESCO decision

Published 07/07/2017

Statement by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority about the World Heritage Committee’s 41st session held in July 2017 in Krakow, Poland.

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Consultation on key Reef policies

Published 07/07/2017

Reducing multiple pressures and improving the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef are the focus of two draft Reef 2050 policies released for public consultation.

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Woppaburra Traditional Owner values protected under new guidelines

Published 04/07/2017

In a first for the Great Barrier Reef, new guidelines released today further protect Traditional Owners’ values when permit applications for the Keppel Islands area of the Marine Park are assessed.

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Illegal recreational fishing fine increased to $2100

Published 30/06/2017

Recreational fishers caught poaching from no-take areas in the Great Barrier Reef will face higher penalties from this weekend, with fines increasing from $1800 to $2100.

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Beach clean-up in school sight

Published 21/06/2017

Townsville’s Heatley Secondary School students will hit local beaches to collect rubbish and stop it entering the Great Barrier Reef.

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Consultation open on the Great Barrier Reef cruise ship policy

Published 16/06/2017

Public feedback is invited on a draft policy for cruise ship operations in the Great Barrier Reef.

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