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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Schools, councils, environmental groups, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land and sea management organisations are invited to apply for the latest Great Barrier Reef grants.
Shared intelligence, night-time radar technology and careful planning led to a covert commercial illegal fishing activity being exposed in the central Queensland region.
It is one of the most coveted jobs on the Great Barrier Reef, and this week the new caretakers for Low Isles are taking up their post on the coral cay offshore from Port Douglas.
Illegal fishing is one of the Reef’s biggest threats, with a new compliance and education campaign calling on residents and visitors to protect their patch to help safeguard the World Heritage Area.
A new report released today for the Great Barrier Reef highlights the urgent need for our continued and accelerated action to improve the long-term outlook for this great natural icon.
Marine parks helicopter patrols across North Queensland are continuing to catch fishers out poaching in green zones, with several offenders fined and convicted in July 2019.
Australia’s lead management agency for the Great Barrier Reef is now seeking submissions via a merit-based tender process for caretakers on Low Isles, an island located off Port Douglas.
Residents and visitors in the Capricorn Coast region are being encouraged to ‘Protect Your Patch’ to help protect the iconic Great Barrier Reef.
Sea country management and the Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement program in the Marine Park was the focus when representatives from 10 Traditional Owner regions converged on Magnetic Island this week.
10 teachers from across Queensland will be getting their feet wet and immersing themselves in marine education at the inaugural ReefED Specialist workshop.
Since 1979, we’ve worked with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to protect the Reef through the Joint Field Management Program.
Increased surveillance in the southern Great Barrier Reef means if you fish illegally in no-take green zones you will get caught regardless of the time of day.
Coral cover at a popular recreational fishing and diving reef off Townsville is now better protected thanks to the efforts of a dedicated dive team and marine managers.
Residents and tourists in the Whitsundays are being encouraged to report people fishing illegally in no-take green zones of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority appeared at Senate Estimates on Thursday 4 April 2019 and Chief Executive Officer Mr Josh Thomas delivered the this opening statement.
For the first time, the Great Barrier Reef will be mapped in unprecedented 3D detail thanks to a collaboration between Australia’s lead managers of the Reef and spatial experts.
More Indigenous rangers will soon be out on the water enforcing Marine Park laws, helping to manage and protect the Great Barrier Reef and their sea country.
A strategy that recognises Great Barrier Reef Traditional Owners’ connection to their sea country
Students challenged to protect their patch of the Reef. Over 400 students across Queensland will gather throughout March and April for the Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardian School Future Leaders Eco Challenges.
We welcome the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Joshua Thomas.
This Clean Up Australia Day, Australia’s lead management agency for the Great Barrier Reef is encouraging everyone to take action to reduce marine debris — not just this Sunday, but every day of the year.
After a 60-day public comment period and a comprehensive assessment process, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority granted a 10-year permit to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd (NQBP) on the 23 January 2019 for maintenance dredging.
Statement from the Marine Park Authority about the Hay Point permit. After consultation and a comprehensive assessment process, on 23 January 2019 the Marine Park Authority granted a 10-year permit to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd for maintenance dredging.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority appeared at Senate Estimates on Monday 18 February 2019 and acting Chief Executive Officer Mr Bruce Elliot delivered the following opening statement.