Category Archive: dredging

Obama, Reef 2050 and dredge spoil dumping policy

It was an eventful week and weekend with President Obama calling for reef protection and action on climate change, a misleading or at least confusing announcement from Greg Hunt regarding dredge spoil dumping and a clearer policy announcement on dredge spoil dumping from the Opposition. Obama CAFNEC applauds the pointed comments made by President Obama …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/11/17/obama-reef-2050-dredge-spoil-dumping-policy/

Pressure building to stop Cairns dredge dumping

ALP no Dredge Spoil Dumping in World Heritage Area announcement welcomed. Media Release 10/11/2014 CAFNEC has today welcomed the announcement that Federal Labor will formally ban the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area if it is elected in 2016. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator and Marine Biologist Josh Coates said: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/11/10/pressure-building-stop-cairns-dredge-dumping/

REEF HOUR @ Pt Douglas

The Great Barrier Reef and the future of reef tourism. Your reef – your jobs – your future An invitation to tourism operators, crew, divers, tourists and others with an interest in the future of the GBR and tourism Short presentations from  Mayor of Douglas Shire Julia Leu, tourism professionals and environmental experts and a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/11/05/reef-hour-pt-douglas/

Scientists echo community in calling for Reef 2050 plan improvements

MEDIA RELEASE: In scathing criticism of the Draft Reef 2050 long term sustainability plan for the Great Barrier Reef the country’s leading scientific academy has called for Governments to move away from a ‘business as usual’ approach to reef management. The Reef 2050 report was commissioned after UNESCO demanded Australia come up with a plan …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/28/scientists-echo-community-calling-reef-2050-plan-improvements/

Reef Hour @ Salt House

Reef Hour The Great Barrier Reef and the future of reef tourism. Your reef – your jobs – your future An invitation to tourism operators, crew, divers and others with an interest in the future of the GBR and tourism. Short presentations from tourism professionals and environmental experts and a chance for informal discussions with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/08/reef-hour-salt-house/

Pictures of Cairns dredging highlight impact

MEDIA RELEASE 03/10/2014 New pictures released today of maintenance dredging in Cairns show the impact of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates recently joined professional photographers for a fly over the maintenance dredging being undertaken in Cairns port …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/03/pictures-cairns-dredging-highlight-impact/

Community forum on Cairns dredging a resounding success

A great turn out, expert speakers, dozens of committed volunteers and a hot topic – all the ingredients for a highly successful event. CAFNEC would like to thank the speakers and panellists on the night who spoke passionately, clearly and informatively to a full house on a range of topics related to the proposed port …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/09/25/community-forum-cairns-dredging-resounding-success/

Top class line-up of speakers for Community Forum on Cairns Port Dredging

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have confirmed an impressive and diverse line up of speakers for presentations and panel discussion at the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging, 6:30 24th September 2014 at the Cairns Choral Society 31-33 Greenslopes St, North Cairns. CAFNEC is proud to be able to bring a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/09/21/top-class-line-speakers-community-forum-cairns-port-dredging/

Will the Reef 2050 plan actually protect our World Heritage icon?

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is concerned that the draft Reef 2050 plan released today falls short of what is required to protect the Great Barrier Reef into the future. MEDIA RELEASE 15/09/2014 Headlining CAFNEC concerns is the reliance on the Queensland Ports Strategy, North East Shipping Management Plan and a yet …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/09/15/will-reef-2050-plan-actually-protect-world-heritage-icon/

GBR Senate Inquiry confirms call for a ban on new dredging and dumping in World Heritage area

MEDIA RELEASE GBR Senate Inquiry confirms call for a ban on new dredging and dumping in World Heritage area 04/09/2014 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has today welcomed the report of the Senate inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “We are pleased that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/09/04/gbr-senate-inquiry-confirms-call-ban-new-dredging-dumping-world-heritage-area/

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