Category Archive: Marine

Bag It film screening & how to fundraise for Plastic Free July

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Date : Thursday, June 30 Time: 06:00 – 09:00 PM Location: Hammock Cafe, 70 Abbott St, Cairns City, QLD 4870 Details: Join us the night before Plastic Free July kicks off for some motivation – courtesy of Bag It! – the film. Bring along your pillows, blankets and snacks to settle in for a passion-igniting story of …

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It All Adds Up: Family Fun Beach Day

  Date : Saturday, June 25 Time: 02:00 – 05:30 PM Location: Yorkeys Knob Foreshore Park (Northern Sims Esplanade) Details: A family friendly event for all ages that aims to raise awareness about plastic consumption and its effects on our environment. With Plastic Free July just around the corner, we would love to show the community what …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2016/06/21/adds-family-fun-beach-day/

World Wetlands Day – Mangroves Matter

DATE: Tuesday 2 Feb 2016 TIME: 5:00pm – 6:30pm LOCATION: On the grass between the Fig Tree Playground and Mondo’s CAFNEC are encouraging the people of Cairns to join in a community picnic this World Wetlands Day to celebrate the magnificent wetlands and mangrove communities we have right here on our doorstep. Bring a plate (and your stories) to help spread the word …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2016/01/28/world-wetlands-day-2015-mangroves-matter-2/

Local Businesses open letter on Cairns Dredging and the Ports Bill released

Over one hundred local businesses from Cairns and the far North have signed an open letter calling on the Government and LNP to not amend the Sustainable Ports Development Bill 2015 to list Cairns and Mourylian ports as industrial ‘priority ports’ and to not allow new dredging in Cairns. CAFNEC is proud to to be able …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/10/23/local-businesses-open-letter-on-cairns-dredging-and-the-ports-bill-released/

Stand up for the Reef and stop new Cairns dredging – email your local MP

Today a cruise ship dredging smokescreen, tomorrow an industrial mega-port? Use the easy tool at the bottom of this page to send an email to your local MP’s Developers are pushing for 4.4 million m3 of dirty dredging in Trinity Inlet, to allow the largest giant cruise ships, cargo tankers, and warships into our harbour / into the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/24/stand-up-for-the-reef-and-stop-new-cairns-dredging-email-your-local-mp/

Business open letter on dredging

Are you a local business owner? – scroll down to sign and stand with other local business in your region. Open Letter from local businesses regarding Cairns dredging and the Ports Bill. Healthy reef and marine environment = healthy businesses Do you own, run or work in a Cairns and Far North local business? Do you care …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/21/business-open-letter-on-dredging/

Reef report card confirms need to restrict dredging

  Reef report card confirms need to restrict dredging. MEDIA RELEASE 21/09/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today pointing out that the recently released reef report card 2014 is not good news for the reef. With reducing land based sediment loads one of the priorities, CAFNEC is questioning how new dredging in Cairns …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/21/reef-report-card-confirms-need-to-restrict-dredging/

Letter from Hunt backs Queensland Government stance on Cairns Port Dredging.

  Letter from Hunt backs Queensland Government stance on Cairns Port Dredging. MEDIA RELEASE 17/09/2015 A letter from Federal Environment Minister Hunt to Queensland Ministers Miles and Lynham published on social media confirms the need to pass the Sustainable Ports Development Bill (2015) without amendments that would allow future new dredging in Cairns. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153187811466169&set=a.10150124028416169.279460.678201168&type=1&fref=nf CAFNEC Director …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/17/5975/

Net Free Area disallowance motion snubs recreational fishers and environmentalists.

Net Free Area disallowance motion snubs recreational fishers and environmentalists. MEDIA RELEASE 17/09/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today expressing dismay at a disallowance motion tabled by the LNP opposition in an attempt to derail the legislation necessary to implement 3 Net Free Areas in Queensland, including one for the Cairns / Trinity …

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No mega-port for Cairns e-petition – sign now!

Don’t want an industrial mega-port for Cairns? Want to see the reef protected? You are not the only one… Click here to tell your elected members that you want a sustainable future for Cairns, not an industrial mega-port. Thousands turned out against dredging for our Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet rally, a full …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/04/no-mega-port-for-cairns-e-petition-sign-now/

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