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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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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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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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Nominations now open for Local Marine Advisory Committees

Published 16/02/2015

Residents along the Great Barrier Reef catchment with an interest in the Reef are invited to become part of their regional Local Marine Advisory Committee.

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Life of researcher celebrated with reef naming

Published 04/02/2015

Tribute has been paid to leading marine biologist and ecotoxicologist, the late Dr Bob Endean, with a reef in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park named in his honour. 

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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Recreational fishers at Tully, Kurramine Beach and Mission Beach looking to reel in the big one over the Christmas holidays are urged to double-check the location of green zones before wetting a line.

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