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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

Coal terminals, dredging putting Great Barrier Reef at risk, Senate inquiry told

The fast-tracking of coal terminals and dredging along Queensland's coast was endangering the health of vital marine ecosystems, a conservation group has told a Senate inquiry.

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Reef 'in worst state since records began'

The Great Barrier Reef is in the worst state it's been in since records began and it will be "pretty ugly" within 40 years, Australian scientists say.

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Report dredges up fears for our harbour

DISEASED coral will increase if dredging of the Gladstone harbour continues according to a report released yesterday that has linked dredging to degradation of reef marine life.

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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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