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Reef in Brief - June 2014
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Reef report card released

The Great Barrier Reef Report Card has been released, measuring progress between 2009 and 2013 towards targets established in Reef Plan 2009.
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Deadline extended for Moorings Policy feedback

The deadline for public comment on the revised draft Moorings Policy for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has been extended until 30 June 2014.
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New video: zoning success story

Research shows no-take green zones in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are helping produce bigger fish and more of them — watch our new zoning video to learn more.
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Still time to start recycling
Get hands-on with sustainable living with free compost bins and worm farms from the Whitsunday Local Marine Advisory Committee.
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Know the zones these school holidays
Heading out to the Reef over the school holidays? Don’t forget your free zoning map available from bait and tackle shops, visitor information centres or by calling us on 1800 990 177.
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Reef colours on show
Townsville’s Museum of Tropical Queensland opened a new interactive exhibition Colour – Secret Language of the Reef — it explores how coral and reef creatures use colour, light, patterns and textures to communicate.
Guide to Hinchinbrook marine wonders
The wonders of Hinchinbrook — where the Reef and Wet Tropics meet — are revealed in a local guide by the Hinchinbrook Local Marine Advisory Committee.
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Reef recognised in national coin series
The Perth Mint is celebrating the Great Barrier Reef’s beauty as part of its Land Down Under special edition gold and silver coin series.
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Through Reef in Brief, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority provides important news, information and events from across the Great Barrier Reef. Please let us know what issues are important to you, what interests you most about the Reef, and what you want to read about. Email

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so it's protected for the future. Management is guided by Australian Government policies and legislation including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975, as well as through engagement with scientific experts, industry and the community.

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