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

Take plastic off the plate for our sea life

Plastic is often mistaken for food by seabirds and turtles. Throughout the world, around one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed every year by plastics, either entangled, strangled, choked or starved.

The Australian Senate is currently conducting an inquiry into the threat of marine plastic pollution. This is an opportunity for us to speak up for our turtles and seabirds and show our support for a national Cash for Containers system and ban on single use plastic bags.

Please show your support by adding your name to the petition!

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Good Fish Project means better oceans

Good Fish ProjectAustralians depend on chefs and restaurants for great quality, delicious seafood.

Every day more and more diners want to know where their fish is from and how it was caught or farmed.

So we’ve consulted with chefs and seafood providers to produce The Good Fish Project, to help chefs confidently use and promote seafood that doesn’t harm our oceans.

The Good Fish Project is an industry-inspired initiative designed to engage chefs and catering professionals in the sumptuous world of sustainable seafood.

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Media Release: AMCS welcomes new research showing positive results of South Australia’s new marine parks

A study undertaken a year after a network of marine parks was put in place in South Australia shows there is a negligible impact on commercial fishing and jobs, and an increase in recreational fishing participation rates. The study also shows the majority of locals supported marine parks.

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Friend of the late Felicity Wishart to take over her role

AT THE HELM: Imogen Zethoven is Australian Marine Conservation Society’s new Great Barrier Reef campaign director.

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No economic reason to expand Abbot Point with plummeting coal prices, global warming and industrialisation threatening the Reef

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has said there was no economic reason to expand new coal ports that would damage the Great Barrier Reef when coal prices were plummeting and the Reef was under threat from industrialisation and global warming.

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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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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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Fragile Oceans shirts

Our oceans and sea creatures are fragile. Help us raise awareness and fund our marine conservation work with these beautiful bubble like t-shirts - whale, octopus and turtle designs available. The designs are also featured in a pack of greeting cards. Heartfelt thanks to Collider for the creative.

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