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The Central Highlands Regional Council (CHRC) has renewed their role as a Reef Guardian for the 2020–2024 period and will join other councils in leading the nation in driving local action to support a healthy Great Barrier Reef.
Day and night, in the air and on the water — Great Barrier Reef Marine Park compliance patrols will be out in force during the September school holidays and the October long weekend, particularly at known illegal fishing hotspots.
The Gladstone Regional Council has recently renewed its partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to be a Reef Guardian Council for the 2020-2024 period.
The Hinchinbrook Shire Council has signed up for the Reef Guardian program for the 2020–2024 period. They join other councils in leading the nation to drive local action and support a healthy Great Barrier Reef.
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The Whitsunday Regional Council has signed up to be a Reef Guardian Council for the 2020-2024 period and will join other councils in leading the nation in driving local action to support a healthy Great Barrier Reef.
The Isaac Regional Council has signed up to be a Reef Guardian Council for the 2020-2024 period and will join other councils in leading the nation in driving local action to support a healthy Great Barrier Reef.
Capricorn Bunker Group boaties are being reminded of the importance of zoning and no-entry areas after two recent incidents at One Tree Island, offshore from Gladstone.
Bundaberg Regional Council has signed up to be a Reef Guardian Council for the 2020-2024 period to support a healthy Great Barrier Reef.
Livingstone will join other councils in leading the nation in driving local action to support a healthy Great Barrier Reef.
The Douglas Shire Council has signed up to be a Reef Guardian and hopes to lead the nation in driving local action to support a healthy Great Barrier Reef.
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council will join local governments across Queensland banding together to turn around the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Mackay Regional Council has signed up to be a Reef Guardian Council for the 2020–2024 period and will join other councils in leading the nation in driving local action to support a healthy Great Barrier Reef.
The Cassowary Coast Regional Council is celebrating more than ten years serving as a Reef Guardian after signing up for another term last week.
This week Mareeba became the first Far Northern council to sign up for another term as a Reef Guardian Council.
A Cairns-based commercial fisher is the latest addition to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardian Fishers program.
Reef education technology answers calls for latest virtual teaching and learning in Australia and around the world
Reef Guardian Council protects turtle nesting beach
Johnathan Thurston takes the reef to kids in locked down communities
An on-line education package that aims to improve knowledge and understanding of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, its cultural connections, biological diversity, management and protection is now available online.
Despite issuing a pre-Easter warning, Great Barrier Reef authorities were disappointed to encounter a high volume of illegal activity threatening the health of the Reef, and the communities dependent on it, over the long weekend.
Reef Joint Field Management Program director Chris Cochrane said marine parks patrolling would continue to be a priority over Easter.
Statement from the Marine Park Authority about the shark incident offshore from Gladstone.
As Australia’s lead management agency for the Reef, we are very concerned this amazing natural wonder experienced this third mass coral bleaching event in five years.
Mass bleaching is occurring on the Great Barrier Reef in 2020, with very widespread bleaching detected.
Reef HQ Aquarium undergoing planned works until Saturday 7 March
The Australian Government has allocated $26.9 million over four years to refurbish and upgrade Reef HQ Aquarium.
With thousands of people enjoying the Great Barrier Reef during the summer holidays, visitors are reminded to follow responsible Reef practices when out on the water or visiting islands.
A Panama-based shipping company received a $15,000 fine after pleading guilty to dumping 113 litres of untreated sewage into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park off Hay Point, near Mackay.
A Townsville scientist is undertaking new research to investigate the best way to produce diverse corals that might be used to restore and maintain healthy reefs.
Reef HQ Aquarium, the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, has received $26.9 million in the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook budget review.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has hosted the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) General Meeting, which brings together representatives from countries with an interest in coral reefs.
Report commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, suggests potential economic losses by the end of the century of over 90 per cent for reef tourism around the world.
While Green Island is a top hotspot for visitors, it’s also attracting some unwanted attention, with the rate of illegal recreational fishing from nearby no-take green zones being one of the highest in the entire Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Coral-eating starfish controls making a difference but one of the warmest years on record for Queensland expected
A joint Queensland and Commonwealth government program dedicated to protecting the Great Barrier Reef has received the Australian Public Sector Management’s top gong at an awards ceremony Wednesday night.
Cairns tourism crew will learn practical reef health and monitoring training, this will include identifying early signs of coral bleaching and checking for coral disease.
A recreational fisher who was caught illegally fishing in a no-take area off Orpheus Island opted to have the matter heard in court — only to receive a higher penalty from the Townsville Magistrate Court.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority reissued a permit for the Queensland Shark Control to operate in the Marine Park that reflects the conditions imposed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision.