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Tackling marine debris in the aftermath of cyclone Marcia

Published 15/04/2015

Volunteers from Tangaroa Blue will hit the coast around Yeppoon over the next four days to clean-up marine debris in the area following cyclone Marcia.

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Making a splash! More mermaids join the holiday fun

Published 08/04/2015

It will be four times the fun these Easter holidays at Reef HQ, as the aquarium’s resident mermaid is joined by three other underwater beauties and their sparkling tails.

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Costly fine for green zone breach

Published 02/04/2015

A commercial reef line fisherman from Gladstone has been fined $12,000 after being convicted for a second time of fishing in a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park green zone.

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Illegal fishers caught in night patrols

Published 02/04/2015

Using the cover of darkness to fish illegally has failed to stop two Burdekin men from being caught and fined.

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Tips for enjoying the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park this Easter

Published 30/03/2015

Going fishing or camping in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park over Easter? Make sure you plan ahead by double checking where you can camp and fish.

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Stingray target training hits the mark

Published 27/03/2015

The memory and intelligence of stingrays is being put to the test as part of unique research into the animals’ learning behaviour — and so far, they’ve passed with flying colours.

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Expanding eyes on the Reef’s health

Published 26/03/2015

Cairns and Port Douglas tourism operators are heading to Moore Reef off Cairns tomorrow to brush up on monitoring the Great Barrier Reef.

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Independent report brings together knowledge on dredging and disposal

Published 25/03/2015

An independent compilation of knowledge about the effects of dredging and sediment disposal on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area has found the impacts will differ, depending on the location, timing, size and type of dredging and disposal activity.

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Making connections: Galapagos Islands look to the Reef

Published 25/03/2015

They‘re two spectacular underwater wildernesses and two of the most famous world heritage areas on the planet — and now one is providing direct assistance to the other.

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Still time to nominate for Local Marine Advisory Committees

Published 19/03/2015

Residents along the Great Barrier Reef catchment are reminded that there is still time to nominate to join their regional Local Marine Advisory Committee.

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Public comment invited on banning capital dredge disposal in Marine Park

Published 16/03/2015

Public consultation will today begin on a proposal to end the disposal of capital dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Local fishers haul in welcome funding boost

Published 26/02/2015

Valuable fish tagging efforts by volunteers have received a helping hand thanks to a donation by the Burnett Local Marine Advisory Committee.

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Penalty for three strikes given to commercial fisher

Published 24/02/2015

A commercial fisher has become the first person to be banned from fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park under ‘three strikes’ legislation.

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Trawl fisher becomes Reef Guardian

Published 20/02/2015

GBRMPA is proud to welcome commercial trawl operator Neil Mogensen as an official Reef Guardian.

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Expanding eyes on the Reef’s health

Published 19/02/2015

Keeping an eye on the health of the Great Barrier Reef was the focus of a workshop and in-water training held in the Whitsundays recently.

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