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300 SUPPORT FLOTILLA FOR THE REEF IN AIRLIE

Thu 23 October 2014
The Whitsunday Flotilla for the Reef, held at the Cannonvale marine club on Sunday morning, was one of two Queensland events aimed at persuading the State and Federal Governments to ban the dumping of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Vale Gough Whitlam and his legacy of marine protection

Tue 21 October 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today paid tribute to the extraordinary legacy and vision of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

Alliance seeks fish labelling so you know what you're eating

Mon 20 October 2014
IF YOU love seafood, chances are you often eat fish that isn't quite what you think it is.

Residents turn out to support WRAD

Mon 20 October 2014
OVER 300 people from all walks of life joined Whitsunday Residents Against Dumping to create a spectacular heart formation for the Reef in Airlie Beach to demand the State and Federal governments ban dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Whitsunday community unites for flotilla with a message for the QLD Government

Mon 20 October 2014
Over 300 people from all walks of life joined Whitsunday Residents Against Dumping to create a spectacular heart formation for the Reef in Airlie Beach today to demand the State and Federal governments ban dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Townsville community unites for flotilla with a message for the QLD Government

Mon 20 October 2014
400 people from all walks of life came together for a mass Flotilla for the Reef in Townsville on Sunday to demand the State and Federal governments ban dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Trapped humpback whale sparks call for shark net rethink

Fri 17 October 2014
The Queensland Government is being urged to rethink its shark netting program after the eighth whale of the migration season was trapped off Rainbow Beach on the Cooloola Coast yesterday.

Flotilla to support reef

Fri 17 October 2014
AN INDIAN environmentalist engaged in a legal battle with the Queensland Government will speak at the Airlie Beach Flotilla for the Reef this Sunday, October 19.

Hamo joins push to protect the reef

Fri 17 October 2014
MORE than 100 people attended the first Reef Hour hosted by Hamilton Island last Thursday night.

Queensland’s mining industry creates so much risk to the Reef for so little benefit

Fri 17 October 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed alarm that the Queensland Government is putting the Great Barrier Reef at risk for so little economic benefit from the mining industry.

'Fishy' seafood labels harming Australians' health, finds report

Fri 17 October 2014
Do you know where your seafood is from? A report has found two thirds of the barramundi Australians consume is imported from Asia, but consumers believe it's Australian. It's prompted a push for better labelling.

Media Release: Campaign for clearer seafood labelling by top enviro groups, chefs, academics, celebs

Thu 16 October 2014
Peak environment groups, top chefs, fishers, academics and celebrities are calling for more accurate labelling of seafood in Australia, with the launch of the ‘Label My Fish’ campaign in Sydney today.

Call to overhaul fishy seafood labelling

Thu 16 October 2014
Enjoy the flathead fillets dished up last night? Chances are the "flathead" was an unrelated species, bottom-trawled in Argentinian waters.

Push to lift seafood labelling standards

Thu 16 October 2014
A new push is underway to tighten Australian's lax labelling laws for seafood, which currently allow restaurants and retailers to withhold information from consumers on the origins and species of fish they eat.

Media Release: Shark nets must go following another whale entanglement

Thu 16 October 2014
A baby humpback whale caught today in shark nets on the Cooloola Coast is the eighth whale to be caught in Queensland’s nets this migration season.

Australian fish need proper labels for easy identification, says new group

Thu 16 October 2014
Environmental groups launch ‘Label My Fish’ campaign to ensure consumers know exactly what they’re eating

As mining returns to Queensland diminish its crucial we don’t risk the Reef

Thu 16 October 2014
Last night’s ABC 730 Report program on the end of the mining boom revealed diminishing economic benefits for Queenslanders from the mining industry, removing any last arguments for damaging the Reef with unnecessary port expansions.

100 gather for Hamilton Island Reef Hour

Mon 13 October 2014
More than 100 people attended the Hamilton Island Reef Hour on Thursday night to hear guest speakers including finance and energy expert Tim Buckley and former GBRMPA director Dr Adam Smith discuss ongoing threats to the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef urgently needs independent, well funded GBRMPA

Tue 7 October 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today re-stated the need for a properly independent Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority after revelations aired on the ABC last night that budget cuts and staff layoffs were undermining GBRMPA’s ability to manage the Reef.

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