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Townsville school commits to on-ground action to protect the Reef

Published 10/07/2015

Students and teachers from Marian Catholic School in Townsville are kicking off the year with an environmental focus by becoming official Reef Guardians.

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Statement: World Heritage Committee final decision

Published 01/07/2015

We are delighted with the World Heritage Committee’s final decision that sees the Great Barrier Reef retain its world heritage listing.

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Hitting the water these school holidays? Remember your zoning map

Published 24/06/2015

Fishers heading out to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park for the school holidays are reminded to pick up a free zoning map and keep an eye on their location before dropping a line.

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Lady Musgrave Reef site management arrangements open for comment

Published 18/06/2015

Draft site management arrangements for Lady Musgrave Reef — the southernmost cay in the Capricorn Cays National Park — are now open for public consultation until 22 July 2015.

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Turtle handling a top priority for Indigenous rangers

Published 09/06/2015

The Yuku Baja Muliku rangers recently shared their turtle handling skills with local fisherman and marine park rangers in Cooktown.

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Early signs of coral recovery after cyclone Yasi

Published 05/06/2015

Reefs impacted by category five cyclone Yasi in 2011 are demonstrating their capacity to bounce back, with new research showing an average 4.4 per cent coral cover increase over two years.

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Marine debris weaved into work of art

Published 04/06/2015

Traditional weavers are joining forces with Townsville students to raise awareness of marine debris issues.

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World Heritage Committee draft decision: statement

Published 02/06/2015

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority strongly welcomes the World Heritage Committee’s draft decision to recommend that the Great Barrier Reef retains its world heritage listing.

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Shen Neng 1 grounding: statement

Published 27/05/2015

The Commonwealth is seeking damages from the owner of Shen Neng 1 for the cost of remediation of the Douglas shoal or, as an alternative, orders requiring remediation of the shoal by the ship’s owner.

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Have a whale of a time on the water — remember to look out for those below

Published 11/05/2015

Extravagant tail-slapping displays and breathtaking breaches through the water are tell-tail signs of traffic on the mighty humpback highway.

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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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