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

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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Fight for the Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef ecosystem on our blue planet, representing about 10% of all the world's coral reefs.

It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is dearly loved by locals and visitors alike.

AMCS has a long, proud history of fighting for the Great Barrier Reef. We played a critical role in establishing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage Area.

We're still there every step of the way asking the Queensland and Australian Governments to make decisions in the best interest of the Reef and its communities, rather than deals with the mining companies and big developers.

The future of the Reef hangs in the balance. Big decisions are being made that will have a lasting impact and ultimately determine if our Reef survives and thrives.

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News

Largest coal mine in Australia: federal government gives Carmichael go-ahead

Adani's Carmichael coal mine and rail project will dig up and transport about 60m tons of coal a year for export, sparking fears for the Great Barrier Reef

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Giant Galilee coal mine gets Canberra nod

The federal government has approved a giant Queensland coalmine that it says will generate as much as $300 billion for the economy, but which environmental groups say will contribute to a “carbon bomb” and risk causing significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Bob Irwin steps down as face of the campaign to protect the Reef from rapid industrialisation

The Australian Marine Conservation Society wishes to thank Bob Irwin for his tireless efforts as the face of the Fight for the Reef campaign.

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WA shark cull

Despite growing public and scientific opposition to their shark cull, the Western Australian Government has applied to extend the controversial program for three more years.

A further three years of the shark cull won't improve public safety, but it will have a devastating environmental cost.

If you live in WA, let your MP know you're opposed to shark culling.

If you live outside of WA, sign our petition to the Premier, Colin Barnett.

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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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Amazing Whales!

Be amazed by the wonderful world of whales, at the Australian National Maritime Museum.This fascinating international exhibition uncovers the diversity, origins and adaptation of the cetaceans, charting their development from land mammals to aquatic giants.

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