Category Archive: Marine

Politicians take note: Great Barrier Reef health matters to voters

MEDIA RELEASE 07/01/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today drawing attention to a new report presenting evidence for what many of us know – The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) environmental health matters to locals and tourists, especially in the Far North. This report is well timed in the context of the major …

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Our Great Barrier Reef is an election issue – Evidence for the obvious

Great Barrier Reef environment health matters to locals and tourists. Evidence has been presented in a new report for what many of us know,- people care about the Great Barrier Reef and want to see it protected. They are willing to pay for this to happen and we at CAFNEC think they are also likely …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/06/great-barrier-reef-is-an-election-issue-evidence-for-the-obvious/

Cairns Port dredging EIS to hide behind Santa?

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is drawing attention to the rumoured release of the Cairns Port Dredging proposal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) over the holiday / Christmas period. While the State and Federal Governments have had the completed EIS for weeks, the release of the document for public comment has been delayed. …

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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: https://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: https://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: https://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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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: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/28/scientists-echo-community-calling-reef-2050-plan-improvements/

Reef 2050 draft plan – Guide and easy email letter

Introduction The Australian and Queensland governments have released the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan for public comment over a six week period which ends on 27 October 2014. The Plan is designed to inform future development providing an over-arching framework to guide protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area from 2015 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/17/reef-2050-draft-plan-guide-easy-email-letter/

CAFNEC’s vision to improve management for the future of the Northern Great Barrier Reef.

 Save the Great Barrier Reef – protect the Far North. CAFNEC’s vision to improve management for the future of the Northern Great Barrier Reef. A healthy Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is a crucial for the Far North Queensland economy and our social well-being. Our reef and inshore environments are intrinsically linked and we need whole …

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