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Gladstone students are reef champions

Published 26/08/2016

Gladstone’s future environmental leaders participated in a day of educational activities at Quoin Island yesterday to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Enjoy nature’s show from a distance

Published 23/08/2016

As Migaloo and other whales continue migrating through the Great Barrier Reef, whale-watching enthusiasts and visitors are reminded to keep a safe distance for the safety of whales and onlookers.

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Mackay coral collector is a reef champion

Published 23/08/2016

A Mackay marine aquarium fish and coral collector is the second of his trade to be inducted into the Great Barrier Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardians Program.

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Bundaberg students are reef champions

Published 22/08/2016

Bundaberg’s future environmental leaders will participate in a day of educational activities at Moore Park tomorrow to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Whitsunday students are reef champions

Published 22/08/2016

Hundreds of the Whitsunday’s future environmental leaders participated in a day of educational activities to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Trawler operator fined for green zone breach

Published 16/08/2016

A Cairns prawn trawler operator has been fined $15,000 for fishing in a green zone in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a monitoring system tracked the vessel’s movements.

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Mackay students are reef champions

Published 15/08/2016

Hundreds of Mackay’s future environmental leaders participated in a day of educational activities at Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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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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