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TOURISM INDUSTRY CONCERNS WARRANT URGENT, STRONGER PROTECTION FOR GREAT BARRIER REEF

Fri 24 April 2015
The Great Barrier Reef will remain a global tourism icon if immediate and strong action is taken to protect it from the significant threats to its long-term health, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Changes follow deaths of seals and dolphins

Thu 23 April 2015
THE Geelong Star will be required to implement additional marine safety measures after it notified the fisheries regulator of six mammal fatalities.

State and fed govts back trawler science

Thu 23 April 2015
DESPITE outrage from conservation groups about the killing of dolphins and seals by a large factory fishing trawler, the federal government looks set to stand firm and allow them to keep working in Australian waters.

Geelong Star should be banned following seal and dolphin deaths

Wed 22 April 2015
The Stop the Trawler Alliance today called for the factory freezer trawler the Geelong Star and all large factory trawlers to be banned from fishing in Australian waters. This follows reports from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) that the Geelong Star has killed four dolphins and two fur seals within its first few weeks of fishing in Australian waters.

Chefs sign up to sustainable seafood charter

Wed 22 April 2015
We're obsessed with the provenance of our meat, with most restaurants listing cuts on their menus with what is practically an essay on where it's come from and how it was raised, but what about fish? Do you know the origin of that beautifully plated piece of mackerel on your favourite restaurant menu?

Seal, dolphin deaths spark trawler outcry

Wed 22 April 2015
THE killing of four dolphins and two fur seals has sparked outrage among conservation groups and a call for the immediate ban of large factory trawlers in Australian waters.

QLD GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR THE ABBOT POINT COAL PORT EXPANSION IS DEEPLY DISAPPOINTING : AMCS

Wed 22 April 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed its deep disappointment that the Queensland Government is pressing ahead with plans to dredge, dump and expand the Abbot Point coal port terminal.

MEDIA ALERT

Tue 21 April 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society says some of the worst fears about the new, massive factory freezer trawler, the Geelong Star, have been realised with confirmation by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) four dolphins and two seals have been killed in its nets within the first few weeks of fishing in Australian waters.

Report finds dredging not needed to support Cairns cruise ship industry or local economy

Mon 20 April 2015
Fight for the Reef has today released a new report into the benefits and risks of cruise ships for the Cairns local economy that was originally commissioned to help understand if there was any need for further dredging in Trinity Inlet.

Trinity Inlet dredging panned by JCU study

Mon 20 April 2015
AN independent study into the economic benefits of cruise shipping has revealed the industry would be of little-to-no benefit in Cairns.

Hundreds of messages to protect the Reef on World Heritage Day

Mon 20 April 2015
Communities across Australia came together on Saturday to celebrate World Heritage Day by writing hundreds of 'messages in a bottle' to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt to ask him for greater protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

Dredging of Queensland inlet for ships dropped on environmental grounds

Sat 18 April 2015
Plans brought in by the former Queensland government could have involved dumping Cairns Port dredge spoil on waters near the Great Barrier Reef

Qld Government rejection of Cairns Shipping Proposal is a great outcome for the Reef: AMCS

Sat 18 April 2015
The Australia Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today welcomed the decision of the Queensland government to walk away from the Cairns Shipping Development Project that threatened to damage the Great Barrier Reef.

Adani boss says Carmichael megamine a test case for more large-scale Indian investment

Fri 17 April 2015
THE Queensland Government has referred the dredging of Adani’s Abbot Point terminal to the Federal Government for environmental assessment.

Sending a strong message about protecting the reef

Fri 17 April 2015
COMMUNITIES across Australia will come together on World Heritage Day this Saturday to send a message in a bottle to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt asking him for greater protection of our Great Barrier Reef.

MEDIA RELEASE: Geelong Star Focus of National Super Trawler Day of Action

Thu 16 April 2015
Factory freezer trawler, the Geelong Star, arrived in Australia on 1 April and within three days it had been approved to go fishing, despite persistent opposition from conservationists, recreational fishers, tourism organisations and people across the country. This weekend hundreds of people are joining events in a National Day of Action across the country to call on Prime Minister Abbott to stop the Geelong Star and other super trawlers from threatening our unique marine life and valuable fisheries.

Messages in a bottle to call for greater protection of global icon on World Heritage Day

Thu 16 April 2015
Communities across Australia will come together on World Heritage Day this Saturday to send a ‘message in a bottle’ to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt asking him for greater protection of our Great Barrier Reef.

Byron Bay artist, Nitsua, donates to Australian Marine Conservation Society from the silent auction of his artworks.

Wed 15 April 2015
Nitsua aka Austin Moncrieff, an artist signed by FOSTERED, held a silent auction of two large artworks he painted for Little Creatures at the Beach Hotel and Kingscliff Hotel, in the Northern Rivers. Nitsua, is donating the proceeds of the auction entirely to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Whale of a Fail: expert review rejects Japan's proposal for a new ‘scientific’ whaling program

Tue 14 April 2015
The Government of Japan’s plans to restart their ‘scientific whaling’ program in the Antarctic have been dealt a major blow, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).

AMCS welcomes French Banks walking away from Adani’s Reef port expansion plans

Thu 9 April 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed news that three French banks have announced they will not fund Adani’s Abbot Point port expansion, rail line and coal mine.

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