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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

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.

Media Release: Having an Easter Seafood Feast? Make it Sustainable!

Thu 2 April 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is calling on seafood loving Australians to make a good choice on Good Friday and buy sustainable seafood.

Media Release: Bad News for Dolphins and Seals, Factory Trawler Arrives in Australia

Thu 2 April 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today voiced their fears over the impact the large freezer factory trawler the Dirk Dirk (also known as the Geelong Star) will have on Australia’s wildlife and fisheries.

Geelong Star: Arrival of 95m-long trawler reignites debate over environmental concerns

Thu 2 April 2015
The arrival of a 95-metre long fishing and freezer trawler in Western Australia has reignited debate over the environmental hazards large vessels pose to marine life.

Arrival of new trawler reignites fishing debate in southern Australian waters

Thu 2 April 2015
The arrival of a big fishing and freezer vessel in Western Australia looks set to reignite the environmental battle over trawler fishing.

AMCS lends its support to Traditional Owners wanting to protect upper Reef catchment from coal mining

Fri 27 March 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today welcomed the decision of the Wangan & Jagalingou people to oppose the development of the proposed Carmichael coal mine on their ancestral lands in the Galilee Basin.

Great Barrier Reef dredging report sparks fresh calls from Marine Conservation Society for dredge ban

Thu 26 March 2015
An environmental group has renewed its calls to ban dredging, after a report about its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.

Stunning underwater images brought to the surface

Thu 26 March 2015
FOR Justin Bruhn, the best way to help save underwater treasures like the Great Barrier Reef is by immersing himself in his subject.

Stunning underwater images brought to the surface

Thu 26 March 2015
FOR Justin Bruhn, the best way to help save underwater treasures like the Great Barrier Reef is by immersing himself in his subject.

George Christensen told to ‘get his ducks lined up’

Thu 26 March 2015
Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen has come under fire about claims that the Caley Valley Wetlands are nothing more than a man-made duck pond.

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