Latest Australian Marine Conservation Society News

In major announcement, WA Government commits to protect Exmouth Gulf, signalling end to industrial threats
Labor’s climate policy builds momentum but stronger 2030 target needed for our Reef
Great Barrier Reef set to benefit as laws tackling water pollution continue to roll out
Outdated science can’t muddy Reef’s water quality
Australia failing to meet plastic reduction targets, new report shows
NSW whales and seabirds beneficiaries of new plastic laws
COP26: Still hope for Reef but time is running out
Morrison government attempting to water down World Heritage climate policy with revisions
Reef bleaching findings show urgency required on emissions reductions
We must fight harder for our Great Barrier Reef as global icon reaches 40 years of World Heritage
2030 is target our Reef needs
Great Barrier Reef winner as bid to repeal vital water laws is rejected
Fish stocks report shows urgent reforms needed to counter climate crisis impacts
Australia 7th in global rankings for plastic reduction
Christmas and Cocos Islands Marine Park plans major step forward for global conservation
Reef 2050 plan must be strengthened before it is released
Marine conservationists welcome $3m to help tackle water pollution in our Reef
Marine conservationists support Indigenous Rangers on unique sawfish rescue missions
New Federal laws banning plastic waste exports welcome but won’t save wildlife
Subsea 7 withdraws industrial oil and gas pipeline fabrication proposal from Exmouth Gulf, Ningaloo
Global assessment of World Heritage sites raises concerns about Ningaloo
Reef declared critical due to global heating but Federal Government cares little for climate action
Renewables focus in budget is a good start for our Reef
Land clearing rejection good news for our Reef and threatened marine wildlife
Conservationists welcome new Shark Observation Grants Program, as a path to realise end of shark nets
Marine conservationists call for better protection after sawfish found with rostrum hacked off
Failed court case leaves no one accountable for toxic mess in Harbour
WA’s ban on plastic best in Australia say ocean conservationists
AMCS will push for Queensland government to protect our Reef and oceans
LNP’s $6m Reef tourism support pledge welcome – much more to do on climate, water quality
Reef Credit scheme a positive step forward on water quality
Conservationists urge KAP to back laws that protect Great Barrier Reef
Which party policies will give our Great Barrier Reef a fighting chance this election
Declining sawfish species prioritised for conservation status escalation
Marine conservationists highlight concerns in fish stocks report
Conservation groups welcome Labor’s 10 year climate plan
Cost not a hurdle to modernising Queensland’s Shark Control Program
Senate Inquiry report confirms what we already know about our precious Reef
Marine conservationists welcome funding for Reef monitoring by tourism industry and call for greater action
New CDS scheme in WA will benefit marine wildlife
Queensland limits shark finning with new reforms
Queensland government moves on reforming unsustainable commercial fishing
Reef and regional jobs on agenda at local candidate forum
Chained dugong reveals cost of Queensland’s shark nets
Seafood study highlights need for better labeling and tighter laws
Four dead dugongs in Queensland “tragic and highly suspicious”
SA’s historic plastic laws will save animal lives
Queensland Government’s failure to protect Reef from unsustainable fishing forces strong action from Federal