A dugong swims in the ocean © istockphoto.com / WWF

A dugong swims in the ocean © istockphoto.com / WWF

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Join us in letting the Queensland Government know we want urgent fisheries management reform to protect the Great Barrier Reef's marine creatures.

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Pledge your support for the marine creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home.

The Queensland Government will soon meet to discuss the state’s sustainable fishing strategy - let them know we want fisheries management reform to protect the Reef’s marine creatures and their habitat. 

 

Tens of thousands of Great Barrier Reef marine creatures are now safer thanks to an amazing feat of people power.

 

Last year WWF-Australia supporters came together to help us raise enough money to buy two large net licences within the Great Barrier Reef area so we could own them, and retire them. 

By getting rid of these two 1.2 kilometre-long nets, we now save up to 20,000 sharks a year as well as rays, dugongs, dolphins, sawfish, and turtles, from becoming entangled. 

The overwhelming response to our Safe Passage for Sea Creatures campaign highlighted the passion in our community to protect these marine animals that call the Reef home.

What we achieved together was an amazing feat but we still have lots of work to do - now it’s time to continue to fight for the Reef’s marine animals! 

Soon the Queensland Government will be meeting to discuss the state’s sustainable fishing strategy.

Pledge your continued support for Great Barrier Reef’s marine species by co-signing this letter with our CEO - addressed to the Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Bill Byrne MP - asking for fisheries management reform.

Together we can help halt the decline of the incredible and diverse species that call the Reef home.

To Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Bill Byrne MP: We need urgent fishery management reform to protect the Great Barrier Reef’s marine species.

Letter to Hon Bill Byrne MP

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