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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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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Recreational fishers on the Capricorn Coast 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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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Mackay and Airlie Beach recreational fishers 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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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Cairns recreational fishers looking to reel in the big one over the Christmas holidays are urged to double-check the location of green zones before wetting a lin

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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Townsville recreational fishers 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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Illegal practices on the radar at iconic Cod Hole dive site

Published 12/12/2014

Tourism operators and recreational visitors to the world-famous Cod Hole dive site near Lizard Island are urged to alert authorities to illegal activities, because of fears the vulnerable and protected potato cod is being put at risk.

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Fishing trip on your Christmas list? Check the zones first

Published 12/12/2014

Gladstone recreational fishers 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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Local council celebrates commitment to protect the Reef

Published 03/12/2014

Douglas Shire Council in Far North Queensland has joined the Reef Guardian Council program. 

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Mackay Regional Council recognised for commitment to the Reef

Published 03/12/2014

Education campaigns and improved land, waste and water management initiatives are just some of the actions  by Mackay Regional Council to protect the Reef.

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Far northern councils recognised for commitment to the Reef

Published 02/12/2014

Beach clean-ups, rehabilitating waterways, new waste management initiatives — just some of the actions by three far north Queensland councils over the last five years to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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