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Fisheries assistance – Our Marine Parks Grants awarded to strengthen Australian Marine Park management

Friday 5 April 2019

The first round of Our Marine Parks Grants have been awarded to fund eight organisations to deliver 12 projects that will improve the long-term sustainability of fishing in ways that support the objectives of Australian Marine Parks.

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Fisheries assistance – Fishing Business Assistance Grants now open

Wednesday 20 March 2019

The Fishing Business Assistance Grants are now open for acceptance by eligible commercial fishers. Applications close on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

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Fishers caught fishing illegally in Cod Grounds Marine Park

Friday 22 February 2019

Last weekend occupants of three local vessels were found to be illegally fishing inside the Cod Grounds Marine Park, nine kilometres off the coast of Laurieton. This marine park is one of 58 Australian Marine Parks managed by Parks Australia to protect Australia’s offshore marine environment.

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Fisheries assistance – Our Marine Parks Grants now open

Thursday 14 February 2019

The first round of Our Marine Parks Grants is now open to applications from invited fishing sector organisations. Applications close on Tuesday 12 March 2019.

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Fisheries Assistance and User Engagement Package

Friday 14 December 2018

The Director has released the ‘Fishing Business Assistance Grants – Consultation Report’, which details the Director’s consideration of comments received from the fishing industry on the Fishing Business Assistance program.

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Largest ever reef survey of the Coral Sea Marine Park underway

Tuesday 4 December 2018

The most extensive reef survey of the Coral Sea Marine Park ever undertaken will continue this week as scientists from ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (Coral CoE) and Parks Australia staff set sail from Gladstone, Queensland.

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Sharing marine park science through partnerships

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Parks Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science have launched the Australian Marine Parks Science Atlas, an online portal showcasing the remarkable scientific discoveries being made in our marine parks.

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Diving into Australia's largest marine park

Friday 8 June 2018

Parks Australia managers and James Cook University researchers recently returned from a voyage to the Coral Sea Marine Park to gain a better understanding of the coral reef ecosystems.

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