The end of this week marks the completion of our March quarterly monitoring round! We’d like to thank all of the participants involved in this round, from the staff of South Cape York Catchments, school students in Cooktown, staff at Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, members of the Traditional Owner Reference Group in Mackay and as always the many community members choose to volunteer their time!
Some of Australia’s most famous fishers are taking to social media to challenge the recreational fishing industry to Look After Your Tackle and tie better knots in a bid to reduce fishing line litter entering the nation’s waterways.
The ReefClean Look After Your Tackle campaign is a joint initiative from OzFish and Tangaroa Blue. The campaign will see some of Australia’s finest recreational fishing influencers and personalities challenging each other to tie the fastest FG Knot to raise awareness about litter in our local waterways.
It’s one of those things that non-smokers just don’t understand – why smokers can’t just bin their butts. But no matter how many bins, signs, fines and campaigns that are implemented internationally, the old cigarette butt still holds the number one position in the most littered item list.
Australia’s leading fishing conservation charity OzFish Unlimited has partnered with Tangaroa Blue Foundation to help recreational fishers tackle rubbish in their local waterways.
From flotsam collecting in saltmarshes to riverbank dumping, from forgotten tackle to microplastics that end up in fish bellies, OzFish and Tangaroa Blue are finding innovative ways to create lasting change and turn around outdated practices of past generations.
Clear blue skies and sunny conditions after recent cyclone activity gave a great kick-start to the first of 2021’s quarterly clean-ups at Cape Kimberley Beach.
In late January 19 motivated locals from the Daintree, Port Douglas and Cairns regions came together to clean-up Cape Kimberley Beach, situated on the traditional lands of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people. A massive thanks again to local Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation Rangers who came along to share their passion and knowledge of saltwater country.