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

Give Frank a Break

AMCS has joined forces with comedian Frank Woodley to take on the ocean's biggest killer. 

With his comic genius, Frank sets out to catch a fish, but his catch is no laughing matter...

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Save our Marine Sanctuaries

Three years ago, we made history. Together we ran a strong campaign for better marine protection, and the Australian Government created the largest offshore network of marine sanctuaries in the world.

But the sanctuaries we fought so hard for could be taken away, with the Abbott Government reviewing these safe havens for our sea life.

Marine sanctuaries are one of the best tools for protecting our oceans. They give our sea creatures a much needed break and fish stocks a chance to rebuild. They support tourism, local business and world-class fishing.

The review is open for comment and they want to hear your view. Please send a letter to the review and ask the panel to save our sanctuaries.

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News

Australian Government ramps up quotas for iconic 'Old Man of the Sea', Orange Roughy

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has criticised the Australian Government for increasing the allowable catch of orange roughy by an enormous 1,860%. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission decided to allow a massive increase in catch for this fish, which is listed under federal conservation legislation.

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Christensen advocates for coal

FEDERAL Member for Dawson, George Christensen, believes coal produced by Queensland miners could help lift millions of people out of poverty.

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Chief Minister must rule out destructive open cut seabed mining in the Territory

A coalition of groups, including the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), Environment Centre NT and Protect Arnhem Land have called on Chief Minister Adam Giles to permanently ban seabed mining in the Northern Territory. The existing moratorium on seabed mining in NT waters introduced by the previous Territory government is set to expire this week, on 6 March.

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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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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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Keep Calm and Love Sharks

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