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Clean-ups produce positive results for Reef in 2015

Published 23/12/2015

More than 1200 volunteers from across Queensland helped remove more than 17 tonnes of rubbish this year from beaches, parks and waterways that feed into the Great Barrier Reef catchment.

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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 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 Bowen 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 Rockhampton and Yeppoon 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 15/12/2015

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

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Reef monitoring stepped up as strong El Niño persists

Published 30/11/2015

Marine managers and scientists will escalate their monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef over summer due to the risk of coral bleaching posed by a strong El Niño in the Pacific Ocean and climate change.

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Coral bleaching risks

Published 12/11/2015

In the lead up to each summer, we assess the potential weather impacts that the Great Barrier Reef may be exposed to over the coming months. This year, we're closely monitoring the risks that the current strong El Niño poses to the Reef.

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Shipwreck training for marine rangers and students

Published 04/11/2015

A two-day course in marine archaeology in Townsville this week, aims to boost the protection of the Great Barrier Reef’s rich maritime heritage, including an estimated 800 historic shipwrecks.

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Alva Beach gets hands dirty to help the Reef

Published 29/10/2015

On Sunday 22 volunteers from Alva Beach took part in the first Great Barrier Reef Clean-up.

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