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

Send an SOS: Save our Sanctuaries

In 2012, the Australian Government created the largest offshore network of marine sanctuaries in the world. 

But now every sanctuary we secured is at risk. The Abbott Government has just announced a review into these protected areas. 

This ignores the science, community support, consultation and over a decade of bipartisan support for marine sanctuaries.

It’s time to send an SOS to your MP. 

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Latest on the WA shark cull

When the Premier of Western Australia announced a shark cull last year, he wasn't counting on the fierce opposition from all of us. Tens of thousands of AMCS supporters signed petitions, attended protests, crowd funded a billboard, spoke out in the media, wrote letters, emailed, called and worked tirelessly to save our sharks.

After assessing the shark cull, the WA Environmental Protection Authority has announced they are rejecting the cull. This is a huge victory - for people power, sharks, and healthy oceans

Following the EPA's announcement, the WA Premier has confirmed the drum lines won’t be going in the water this summer. But he has made worrying noises about a ‘catch and kill’ policy for large sharks seen swimming off the WA coastline. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt is also currently considering the EPA's report. We will be keeping a very close watch. Stay tuned!

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Media Release: International Court of Justice Ruling Enshrined into Whaling Commission

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) today passed a crucial Resolution on the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ program in the Antarctic was illegal. The Resolution was proposed by New Zealand and supported by Australia.

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Japan rejects Australian, NZ, attempt to rein in whale hunt

Japan has rejected an attempt by anti-whaling nations, including Australia, to clamp down on its controversial Antarctic "research" kill.

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Dredge dumping at Abbot Point is a win for foreign mining companies but not the Reef: AMCS

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s comments that dumping on the wetlands at Abbot Point is a win-win for the environment and the economy demonstrate the disregard the Queensland government has for the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).

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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.

Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide has been revised, revamped and updated!

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Sustainable Seafood Guide

Love your seafood but also love our oceans? We are proud to offer Australia's first online sustainability guide to seafood.

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