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Scientist rejects suggestions of exploding shark populations following Hinchinbrook attack

30 October 2020, Townsville Bulletin

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Community input on gulf’s future

28 October 2020, The West Australian

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Study names Australia as a major source for shark fin trade

28 October 2020, Sydney Morning News

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Traditional owners, tourism operators horrified by NT seabed mining plan

27 October 2020, ABC PM

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Farmers paid reef credits

27 October 2020, ABC RN breakfast

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Tourism boon or encroaching industry? Alarm at plans for ‘Pilbara-style’ port at popular Exmouth beach

23 October 2020, WA Today

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Environmentalist fears ‘green port’ in Exmouth could damage fragile marine environment

22 October 2020, ABC news

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Declining sawfish species prioritised for conservation status escalation

18 October 2020, FiS United States

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Are sharks being killed for COVID 19 vaccines?

12 October 2020, Forbes

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Queensland fisheries minister Mark Furner labels $33 million plan to replace shark nets as ‘pure madness’

11 October 2020, Forbes

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Scientists claim Coalition misrepresented their evidence to Great Barrier Reef inquiry

9 October 2020, Guardian

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Canegrowers: Reef science inquiry leaves confusion, frustration

9 October 2020, Townsville Bulletin

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Farmers say Reef regulations confusing, divisive, politicised

9 October 2020, North Queensland Register

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The radical election plan to stop shark attacks

9 October 2020, Daily Mercury

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Sustainability champion supports the Great Barrier Reef with oOh!media

5 October 2020, Graphic Display World

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Watch out: Fishing reforms you need to know about

2 October 2020, Daily Mercury

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Shark attack victim’s generous act after mauling

29 September 2020, SBS Insight

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Need for better seafood labels and tighter laws

28 September 2020, What’s new in Food

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The Battle of Ningaloo Reef

25 September 2020, Atmos

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‘You could just leave it’: Large whale, dead dugong wash up on Qld beaches

25 September 2020, Sydney Morning Herald

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Horror find on Queensland beach leads to call for government rethink

25 September 2020, Yahoo News

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More pilot whales rescued from Australia’s worst mass beaching

24 September 2020, Belfast Telegraph

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Seafood study highlights need for better labeling and tighter laws

24 September 2020, FIS

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Fears endangered fish are landing on dinner plates

24 September 2020, News Mail

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Animal cruelty fears in spate of marine deaths

23 September 2020, Fraser Coast Chronicle

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Jellyfish and chips? Consumers urged to seek sustainable options as researchers find dozens of endangered species being fished

22 September 2020, 9 News

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Call for investigation into five suspicious dugong deaths

22 September 2020, Courier Mail

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Jellyfish and chips? It could ensure plenty more (other) fish in the sea

22 September 2020, Sydney Morning Herald

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Oceans decor brings the ancient art of artisan created macrame to homes

21 September 2020, PR Wire

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Qld to trial shark drones at five beaches

18 September 2020, Daily Mail

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Conservation groups welcome drone surveillance for sunshine coast beaches

18 September 2020, Scoop

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South Australia becomes first Australian state to ban single use plastics

15 September 2020, Mindfood

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Protecting the Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth Gulf

11 September 2020, RTR FM

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South Australia bans single use plastics

11 September 2020, Khmer Times

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South Australia’s ban on single use plastic cutlery and staws hailed as historic

11 September 2020, Guardian Australia

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South Australia bans single use plastics

10 September 2020, UrduPoint

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South Australia bans single use plastics

10 September 2020, Xinhua Net

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South Australia becomes first state in the country to ban single use plastics

10 September 2020, SBS News

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More questions than answers from recent Australia shark bite

8 September 2020, Forbes

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SA bans single-use plastics in Australian first but new rules delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

9 September 2020, ABC news

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Fishery export accreditation under threat as vast East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery obligations stall

8 September 2020, ABC news

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Federal minister revokes Queensland fishery licence over inaction on threatened species

8 September 2020, Guardian Australia

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Great Barrier Reef export fishery banned for ‘disappointing’ failure

7 September 2020, Sydney Morning Herald

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Great Barrier Reef and more Aussie destinations ‘under threat’

7 September 2020, Yahoo News

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Australian conservationists warn UNESCO of ‘alarming moves’ to weaken environmental protections

7 September 2020, SBS

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Unesco urged to oppose ‘alarming’ changes to Australian environment laws

7 September 2020, Yahoo News

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UNESCO warned of threat to heritage sites

7 September 2020, Daily Mail Australia

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Unsustainable fishing worsens threats to Great Barrier Reef

4 September 2020, Guardian Australia

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Save our oceans: Shark attack victim Chantelle Doyle launches conservation campaign

2 September 2020, Macquarie Port News

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NSW shark attack survivor recalls ordeal

31 August 2020, Daily Mail Australia

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Chantelle Doyle: Port Macquarie shark attack victim reveals she is ‘paralysed’ below the knee

31 August 2020, Daily Telegraph

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‘Environmental vindication’: Government puts controversial Ningaloo proposal on hold

28 August 2020, Sydney Morning Herald

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Oil and gas pipeline near Ningaloo reef put on hold until 2021

28 August 2020, West Australian

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Pipeline neat WA’s Ningaloo put on hold

28 August 2020, 7news.com.au

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Ooh Media launches Great Barrier Reef campaign

28 August 2020, Mumbrella

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Exmouth Gulf development on ice as Minister orders review

28 August 2020, ABC Pilbara

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Surfer who was almost killed by a great white shark until her heroic boyfriend rained punches on beast’s face reveals why the predator attacked her

27 August 2020, Daily Mail Australia

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‘A sigh of relief’: World Heritage-listed Ningaloo, Shark Bay spared from oil and gas exploration

27 August 2020, WA Today

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Australian surfer whose partner fought off great white shark tells why she wants to save them

27 August 2020, Guardian Australia

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Reaching crittercal mass

27 August 2020, Fremantle Herald

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‘Catastrophic’ Mauritius oil spill impacts could be felt for decades, conservation groups say

14 August 2020, 9 News

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Great Barrier Reef MP Warren Entsch urges climate spending

13 August 2020, The Australian

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Great Barrier Reef envoy Warren Entsch urges fellow Liberal MPs to do more on climate change

13 August 2020, Guardian Australia

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Environment: Rough times

13 August 2020, Fishing World

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Great Barrier Reef: Australian Marine Consevation Society and Marine Park Tourism Operators call for help with reef jobs

13 August 2020, Cairns Post

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Unmasking the impact of COVID-19 on our natural environments

12 August 2020, 9News

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A brief history of shark attacks and close encounters in Tasmanian waters

11 August 2020, Illawarra Mercury

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Rise in endangered dolphins, turtles, sharks and rays drowning in Australia’s killer shark nets

10 August 2020, Independent

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Northern beaches: Call for shark net ban after dolphins, turtles drown

8 August 2020, Daily Telegraph

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Australia’s marine life death toll continues to rise with shocking data released about New South Wales’ shark net problem

3 August 2020, World Animal News

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Mackay growers lead charge in reef bill battle

27 July 2020, Whitsunday Times

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Scientists and conservationists pan State Government plans to allow fishing in five marine park sanctuary zones

26 July 2020, The Advertiser

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Queensland LNP rules out taxpayer funds for new coal generator

24 July 2020, Renew Economy

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Conservationists criticise Coalition plan to rush through new environment laws

22 July 2020, Guardian Australia

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Queensland is looking to ban all single-use plastic straws, plates and cutlery by mid-2021

21 July 2020, pedestrian.tv

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Queensland moves to ban single-use plastic straws and plates in bid to save marine life

15 July 2020, Guardian Australia

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The endangered school shark is being sold as food in Australia

14 July 2020, A Green Living

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Australians unknowingly eat a critically endangered fish sold in takeaway stores

14 July 2020, Whatsnew2day

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The threatened fish species going through a rough time

15 July 2020, 2SER

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Australians are unknowingly eating a critically endangered fish

14 July 2020, Daily Mail Online

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Critically endangered shark being sold at fish and chip shops

14 July 2020, 3AW

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School shark, sold as ‘flake’ in Australian fish and chip shops, listed overseas as critically endangered

13 July 2020, Guardian Australia

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School shark listed as critically endangered by International Union for the Conservation of Nature

13 July 2020, Jimboomba Times

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Australia’s orange roughy fishery recommended for MSC certification

9 July 2020, SeafoodSource.com

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Save endangered marine animals in Australia

9 July 2020, onegreenplanet.org

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Orange roughy fishery report recommends ‘sustainable seafood’ status – but is slammed by conservation groups

5 July 2020, ABC online

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Calls to block drilling near WA’s Ningaloo

1 July 2020, 7News

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Whitsundays’ history with a touch of green

26 June 2020, Whitsunday Times

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Rare moment playful sea lion chases after a school of fish at Sydney’s Bronte Beach – as surfers and swimmers gather to get a closer look

25 June 2020, Daily Mail Online

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Burleigh Heads beach protest over ‘killer’ shark nets

25 June 2020, Gold Coast Bulletin

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Fishers praised for sustainability

23 June 2020, Sentinel Times

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Endangered Australian fish being sold in shops and restaurants

23 June 2020, Guardian Australia

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Bowen photographer gathers following with underwater wonders

22 June 2020, Whitsunday Times

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Government’s COVID-19 commission accused of shutting out green groups

17 June 2020, 9News

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Environment groups say they’ve been shut out of COVID consultation

17 June 2020, Sydney Morning Herald

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WA’s World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef on oil, gas exploration map

16 June 2020, ABC online

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‘We will fight’: Oil and gas move off Ningaloo shocks protection groups

15 June 2020, WA Today

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As fear lifts, we plan bucket-list trips – but Ningaloo faces its own existential threat

15 June 2020, WA Today

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Diveplanit shares ways to explore Australia’s amazing underwater world

12 June 2020, Travel Monitor

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Unesco urged to declare Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’

11 June 2020, Guardian Australia

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Great Barrier Reef campaigners and volunteers beach display to highlight reef safe recovery for Cairns

10 June 2020, Cairns Post

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Listen up, here’s how to celebrate World Oceans Day from home

8 June 2020, Urban: List

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World Oceans Day 2020

8 June 2020, 2SER

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Gold Coast whale rescuer Django donates thousands of dollars to marine conservation

5 June 2020, 7News

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It’s World Environment Day so take a gander at these orgs doing 10/10 work in the bush

5 June 2020, Pedestrian.tv

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Top ten ways you can help boost Australia’s biodiversity

5 June 2020, RMIT University

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Marine Conservationists would welcome support for hard hit reef tourism sector

25 May 2020, My Sunshine Coast

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Ipswich filmmakers take shark net problem to world

16 May 2020, Fraser Coast Chronicle

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This is how you can eat more sustainable seafood

13 May 2020, SBS

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Envoy: Cull doco claims Queensland’s shark cull program is outdated and costs lives

6 May 2020, Courier Mail

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I’ve been living off the land for a week and am willing to risk a limb (or at least a few digits) for a feed of mud crab

6 May 2020, ABC News

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Missing: South African great white sharks. The reason: Australian appetites

4 May 2020, Forbes

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False Bay’s great white sharks have vanished, and the answer may be in our fish and chips

2 May 2020, ABC Radio National

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Great Barrier Reef hit with another mass bleaching event. Our governments must do more

27 April 2020, Herald Sun

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Imogen Zethoven: The coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef continues

22 April 2020, Pearls and Irritations

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5 independent jewellery brands with noteworthy sustainable agendas

21 April 2020, Vogue UK

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Fight to save Great Barrier Reef after third bleaching event

21 April 2020, news.com.au

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Scientists get $300 million toward saving the Reef

16 April 2020, msn.com

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Heat tolerant coral and cloud manipulation: $300 million earmarked for new Reef research

16 April 2020, 9 News

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Great Barrier Reef bleached from top to bottom

10 April 2020, Courier Mail

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Loving children loving nature

9 April 2020, Kiddipedia

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Great Barrier Reef on ‘knife edge’ after widespread bleaching event

8 April 2020, Asia-Pacific Boating

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Covid-19 turmoil could save our Great Barrier Reef! (If the gov clamps down on mining)

8 April 2020, Accom News

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Groups propose $4 billion stimulus to create 24,000 land improvement jobs

8 April 2020, Beef Central

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Great Barrier Reef now bleached from north to south

7 April 2020, Inter News Cast

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Great Barrier Reef’s third mass bleaching in five years ‘most widespread yet’

7 April 2020, 9 News

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We must unite to face coming challenges

6 April 2020, The Canberra Times

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Japan scales back its whaling program

3 April 2020, The Maritime Executive

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Japanese whaling is down but not out

3 April 2020, Lowy Institute for International Policy

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Fishers join forces to push for job protection

2 April 2020, Fraser Coast Chronicle

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Great Barrier Reef suffers mass coral bleaching event

27 March 2020, Line Today

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Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching

27 March 2020, The Free Press Journal

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Great Barrier Reef suffers mass coral bleaching event

27 March 2020, RTL Today

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Great Barrier Reef’s latest bleaching confirmed by marine park authority

26 March 2020, Guardian Australia

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7 reasons to dive in Australia in 2020

23 March 2020, Travel Monitor

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on high alert ahead of predicted bleaching

16 March 2020, 7News Cairns

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This is how you can eat more sustainable seafood

10 March 2020, SBS Food

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After the bushfires comes the bleaching

10 March 2020, Pearls and Irritations

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Supreme Court to consider whether foreigners are immune to NT law once overseas

10 March 2020, news.com.au

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Almost 90 percent of dolphin population killed off by overfishing

28 February 2020, 10 Daily

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Great Barrier Reef could be hit with coral bleaching ‘disaster’ in weeks as temperatures rise

20 February 2020, ABC Far North

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Coral reefs could be completely lost to the climate crisis by 2100, new study finds

20 February 2020, EcoWatch

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Great Barrier Reef on brink of third major coral bleaching in five years, scientists warn

20 February 2020, Guardian Australia

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By 2100, coral reefs might completely disappear

20 February 2020, World Economic Forum

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The State of The Oceans 2020

6 February 2020, Surf Simply Magazine

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Shark drumlines to return to Queensland water

4 February 2020, WA Today

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When reef ecosystems fail to recover

3 February 2020, China Daily

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Australia’s marine animals will be bushfires’ unseen victims

2 February 2020, Scientific American

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DDT and other banned chemicals pose threat to vulnerable dolphins on Great Barrier Reef

30 January 2020, Guardian Australia

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Cruising whale sharks could damage bid to industrialise Exmouth Gulf

21 January 2020, WA Today

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Fish stocks now threatened by bushfire run-off

20 January 2020, The Age

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Tropical with a dash of elegance: award winning chef Sam Moore’s new kitchen at Orpheus Island

10 January 2020, Australian Good Food Guide Blog

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What we’ll be eating and drinking in 2020

9 January 2020, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria

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Sustainable seafood: how to navigate the fish market this Christmas

24 December 2019, Guardian Australia

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New threat for grey nurse sharks, as Batemans Bay sanctuary open to fishing

16 December 2019, Canberra Times

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Science with Jonathan Webb: The silent extinction in our oceans

13 December 2019, ABC Radio National

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Calls to ban scalloped hammerhead shark fishing

12 December 2019, Mix 104.9

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Threatened sharks and rays continue to decline in Australia despite being listed under environmental protection laws

11 December 2019, ABC News

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Shark finning

3 December 2019, RTRFM

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Climate change has diminished the Great Barrier Reef’s ‘outstanding values’, report shows

3 December 2019, SBS

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Great Barrier Reef world heritage values damaged by climate change, government admits

2 December 2019, Guardian Australia

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Limmen Bight photographic art depicts remote NT marine park’s scars and beauty

1 December 2019, ABC online

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Call for Australia to show Unesco it’s ‘walking the walk’ on Great Barrier Reef

29 November 2019, Guardian Australia

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How to buy and cook the best seafood for Christmas

27 November 2019, Courier Mail

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KISS is playing a concert for our great white sharks

18 November 2019, Australian Geographic

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Ministers assess protection of ‘very poor’ Great Barrier Reef ahead of UN scrutiny

18 November 2019, Brisbane Times

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Darwin oil spill court case continues

15 November 2019, ABC News

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Plastic straws would be banned under new Queensland single-use plastics plan

07 November 2019, ABC News

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Tourism industry breaks silence over shark control programs

04 November 2019, 7News Cairns

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SOS on sharks

04 November 2019, 10 News First Queensland

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Citizen Reef

09 September 2019, The Project, Network Ten


Great Barrier Reef Outlook is “very poor”

31 August 2019, BBC News


Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in “very poor” condition: agency

31 August 2019, Reuters


Reef outlook “very poor”

31 August 2019, The Australian


Great Barrier Reef long-term outlook ‘very poor’, Federal Government reef report finds

31 August 2019, ABC News 


Only 10% of sugarcane growers in reef catchment properly managing runoff

30 August 2019, Guardian Australia


Australia pressures Unesco over impact of climate change on Great Barrier Reef

29 August 2019, Guardian Australia


‘Hero for the Planet’ picks Exmouth Gulf for global publicity campaign

22 August 2019, WA Today


The Shark Show – what do we know? What should we know?

17 August 2019, It’s Just Not Cricket, ABC Radio National


Great Barrier Reef run-off rules riles farmers

10 August 2019, The Australian


COAG agenda covers Great Barrier Reef, infrastructure and recycling

09 August 2019, Cairns Post


Warming waters killing Great Barrier Reef faster than expected

09 August 2019, ABC Radio National, AM


Shark nets catching non-target species

05 August 2019, Sydney Morning Herald


Sugarcane farmers label scientific consensus on reef ‘unsubstantiated scaremongering’

01 August 2019, Guardian Australia


‘Cut greenhouse gases quickly’ to save reef

19 July 2019, The Australian


Great Barrier Reef authority urges ‘fastest possible action’ on emissions

19 July 2019, Guardian Australia


Traditional Owner knowledge pivotal to protecting Great Barrier Reef

17 July 2019, National Indigenous Times


‘What the hell?’ Man’s morbid act after catching tiny hammerhead shark

17 July 2019, Yahoo News Australia


Health check finds Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in trouble

11 July 2019, 9 News


Great Barrier Reef hard coral cover close to record lows

11 July 2019, Guardian Australia


Carmichael approval a death-knell for the Great Barrier Reef

08 July 2019, Down to Earth (India)


Defend whales from Japan

04 July 2019, The Australian


Japan restarts commercial whaling after 31 years

01 July 2019, Financial Times


Japan renews whaling after 30 years

01 July 2019, Triple J Hack, ABC Radio


Demand for whale meat is down. So why did Japan just resume commercial whaling?

01 July 2019, USA Today


Fears northern Australian mangrove forests could ‘drown’ due to rising seas

01 July 2019, ABC News


Humpback whale freed from shark nets in delicate rescue off Broadbeach

27 June 2019, ABC News


Campaign kicks off to make Great Barrier Reef an Australian citizen

26 June 2019, SBS News


Whale food shortage to blame for mass deaths in US

18 June 2019, The World Today, ABC Radio National


Seahorses Under Threat Because of Human Sex Treatment

15 June 2019, 10 Daily


Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine

13 June 2019, The New York Times


Adani mine: Australia approves controversial coal project

13 June 2019, BBC News


“My Passion To Protect The Ocean” – three incredible women talk about their determination to preserve our sea life

30 May 2019, Primer


Australian state leader calls for timeline on Adani coal mine approvals

23 May 2019, Reuters


Coral bleaching event underway in French Polynesia despite no El Nino

21 May 2019, ABC, Science


‘Vote for the climate’: NSW demands environmental short film’s removal from internet

18 May 2019, Guardian Australia


30 Sharks from Australia have died in a French Aquarium

15 May 2019, ABC, Triple J Hack


Thirty sharks captured on Great Barrier Reef died in captivity at French aquarium

15 May 2019, 9 News Digital, Guardian Australia


Thirty sharks captured on barrier reef and exported to France all died in captivity

15 May 2019, Guardian Australia


PM’s claim Coalition saved reef from nonexistent ‘endangered list’ condemned as ‘ridiculous’

13 May 2019, Guardian Australia


Conservationists call for ‘true ban’ on super trawlers

07 May 2019, ABC Radio National, AM


Supertrawlers have Aust ‘in their sights’

07 May 2019, SBS News – and other outlets


Plastic pollution features in Australian election

02 May 2019, Plastics News


‘A bigger responsibility’: why sustainable seafood is close to Ben Shewry’s heart

01 May 2019, Guardian Australia


20 April 2019, Sky News Australia


Sustainable seafood on the menu at Australia’s top restaurants

18 April, 2019 – ProBono Australia


Australia’s top restaurants pledge to serve only sustainable seafood

18 April, 2019 – Guardian Australia


What fish should you eat this Easter?

16 April, 2019 – Taste, The Courier-Mail


Pro shark groups blame Palaszczuk government for shark fishing in Great Barrier Reef

11 April, 2019 – The Courier-Mail


Grey nurse sharks discovered in NT waters could be genetic lifeline for species

06 April, 2019 – ABC News 


Japan’s war on whales isn’t over – the Australian government must keep fighting

02 April, 2019 – Guardian Australia


Plastic Plan: Bill Shorten will ban single use plastic bags and micro-beads

31 March, 2019 – Nine News


Is your favourite seafood sustainable? Here’s how to find out

23 March, 2019 – ABC Radio National


Shocking photos show dead sharks made to ‘suffer and die’ on baited hooks

20 March, 2019 – The Mirror, UK


Popular shark deterrent actually a great white nope

19 March, 2019 – The Courier-Mail


Threat of sediment runoff to Great Barrier Reef worse than thought

12 March, 2019 – Brisbane Times


Experts warn we’re killing our oceans — and it starts with what you eat

12 March, 2019 – news.com.au


How to swap out your seafood for more sustainable choices

11 March, 2019 – SBS Food


Scientists, conservation groups welcome senators’ call for Great Barrier Reef cash to be returned

15 February, 2019 – SBS News


Calls for inquiry as Adani confirms it released contaminated water

12 February, 2019 – Guardian Australia