Category Archive: Dugongs and Turtles

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/17/net-free-area-disallowance-motion-snubs-recreational-fishers-and-environmentalists/

Cape York Wongai coal mine coordinated project status lapses

Cape York Wongai coal mine fails to progress approvals process as coordinated project status lapses The proposed Wongai coal mine on Princess Charlotte Bay, Cape York has failed to progress its applications with the Queensland government and is no longer listed as a coordinated project under the control of the Department of State Development.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/27/cape-york-wongai-coal-mine-coordinated-project-status-lapses/

Support Net Free Zones for Cairns and other parts of Queensland

Support Net Free Zones for Cairns and other parts of Queensland CAFNEC has long supported the introduction of net free areas in sensitive areas and areas subject to heavy human environmental pressure along the Queensland coast. We have worked closely with the local recreational fishing group CAREFISH to support the campaign to introduce a net …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/07/support-net-free-zones-for-cairns-and-other-parts-of-queensland/

Reef Hour – Election Special event a success

Event wrap up On the 27th of January CAFNEC and AMCS hosted at the Salt House in Cairns an important event in our ongoing series of Reef Hour events, the Reef Hour – Election Special event. The event featured local election candidates speaking about their policies in relation to the Great Barrier Reef and addressing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/28/reef-hour-election-special-event-success/

Reef Hour – Election Special event tomorrow – all welcome

Reef Hour – Election Special event tomorrow – all welcome Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today inviting media and the public to attend a very important event in the lead up to the State election. The Reef Hour – Election Special event will feature political candidates discussing their positions on issues relevant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/26/reef-hour-election-special-event-tomorrow-welcom/

CAFNEC Environment report card – election 2015

CAFNEC have released a summary report card on the political parties policies on the environment for the 2015 Queensland state election on Jan 31st. The scorecard can be downloaded as a pdf here: CAFNECElectionReportCard_web, and can be viewed below. Full detail of the parties responses to our survey are available here. Late breaking news: Labor has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/23/cafnec-environment-report-card-election-2015/

Reef Hour – Election Special

The Reef Hour – Election Special event will feature political candidates discussing their positions on issues relevant to the protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Event Details: When: Tuesday 27th January. 12:30 – 1:30pm Where: Salt House, Marina Point Who: Micheal Trout MP (LNP), Rob Pyne (Labor candidate), Noel Castley-Wright (Greens candidate) What: Introduction to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/13/reef-hour-election-special/

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/

Call to bring Qld fisheries management into the 21st Century.

As the initial call for input into the Queensland fisheries review comes to a close CAFNEC has today called on the Government to live up to expectation and deliver long overdue reform for fisheries management. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator and Marine Biologist Josh Coates said: “CAFNEC welcomes any review of Queensland’s outdated and ineffective fisheries …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/30/call-to-bring-qld-fisheries-management-into-the-21st-century/

Community forum on Cairns Port Dredging Announced

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have today announced the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging. When: 24th September 2014, 6:30 pm start Where: Cairns Choral Society hall, 31-33 Greenslopes Street, North Cairns. What: Presentations and panel discussion from tourism and local industry representatives, leading scientists and environmental experts. Presentations, Q&A, light …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/16/community-forum-cairns-port-dredging-announced/

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