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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 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 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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Cardwell gets hands dirty to help the Reef

Published 29/10/2015

On Sunday 14 volunteers from Cardwell took part in the first Great Barrier Reef Clean-up.

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Fitzroy Island gets hands dirty to help the Reef

Published 29/10/2015

On Sunday more than 80 volunteers from across the Cairns region took part in the first Great Barrier Reef Clean-up.

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Don't let your litter bug our Reef

Published 15/10/2015

Volunteers from across Townsville will get their hands dirty this weekend by taking part in the Great Barrier Reef Clean-up.

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Celebrate the Reef with us

Published 08/10/2015

The Great Barrier Reef is big, beautiful and diverse — and it’s time to celebrate it in Townsville!

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Fishing offences on the rise

Published 23/09/2015

Targeted compliance patrols in high-risk areas of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area have detected a four-fold increase in recreational fishing offences over three years.

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Boyne Island Primary School takes out top prize for Reef video

Published 17/09/2015

A team of six students from Boyne Island Primary School has been announced as the winner of a Great Barrier Reef video competition run by Gladstone’s Local Marine Advisory Committee.

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