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The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia's only national charity dedicated exclusively to protecting ocean wildlife and their homes.

Oil and Gas in our Marine Sanctuaries - What's Next?

Seismic testing to look for petroleum has begun in protected marine areas off the coast of Western Australia. Permits to conduct the testing were quietly granted by the Abbott Government, while it reviews 40 new marine reserves.

The permits have been granted in areas where no mining activity could have occurred if the government had not suspended the parks and called a review.

If the seismic tests are successful the next step would be exploratory drilling. We can't allow this to happen! Please act now.

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Help us fight for the Reef

The coal industry is accelerating their plans to build a mega port at Abbot Point, on the Great Barrier Reef coast. It's a race against time.

We can't let the mining giants get a foothold on our Reef. Mega mines need mega ports and mega ports mean more dredging, more dumping, more pollution, more ships and more problems for our beloved Reef. 

Please DONATE what you can now, and help us take on the mining industry.

Together, we will stop one of the world's biggest coal ports at Abbot Point, stop the damaging dredging in the Reef’s waters, stop the super shipping highway from hurting our defenceless turtles, dugongs and whales.

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Four more dolphins and two more fur seals killed on Geelong Star factory trawler's second fishing trip

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today expressed dismay and sadness at reports that on only its second fishing trip in Australia, the factory freezer trawler the Geelong Star has killed four more dolphins and two more fur seals.

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Trawler Geelong Star returns to port after again killing dolphins in net

The controversial freezer trawler Geelong Star has had to return to port after a second round of dolphin killings in its giant net.

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The Great Barrier Reef will remain a global tourism icon if immediate and strong action is taken to protect it from the significant threats to its long-term health, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

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Australia's Sustainable Seafood Guide

The seafood we choose today will decide the fate of our oceans tomorrow.

We all know that our oceans are vulnerable to overfishing. But the good news is, there's still plenty of great seafood that doesn't come with a heavy cost to our environment.

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