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  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    CAFNEC has 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: “CAFNEC welcomes this announcement of sensible policy to protect our Great Barrier Reef and call […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After rigorous assessment, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has approved an application by North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation to dispose of dredge spoil at a deepwater location offshore of Abbot Point, subject to strict environmental conditions. Authority Chairman, Dr Russell Reichelt, said he recognised the amount of debate and community concern that the […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has delivered a pledge to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s office to end dumping of dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef. The pledge has been delivered with a demonstration of dumping and dredging by protesters from the AMCS who staged a mock dump of sludge at the Prime Minister’s office […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Australian Labor Party’s decision to support the Australian Greens motion to end offshore dumping in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the motion to end the dumping of dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters would […]

  • 11 April 2010

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A money crisis threatens to close Cleveland’s port to millions of dollars of commercial shipping by 2015, a top administrator with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned in a recent letter to Gov. Ted Strickland… [mappress] Source:bcleveland,April 11,2010;

  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Greens policy to ban dumping in the Reef, stating it would pressure all major parties to adopt a ban. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director said that the ban was crucial because the government was set to approve the dumping of millions of tonnes of […]

  • 7 July 2010

    A 225-foot research vessel pulled into the state pier on Tuesday for what is expected to be three-day effort by scientists to study an … By Geoff Cunningham Jr. [mappress] Source: fosters, July 7, 2010;

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    A draft Environmental Impact Statement that proposes dumping Cairns Port dredge spoil on the Great Barrier Reef highlights the Newman Government’s reckless disregard for one of Queensland’s most valuable assets, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Curtis Pitt, said. Mr Pitt said the EIS was being released as required by legislation. He said it would […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has announced that the year-end appropriations bill being considered in Congress this week will include language to prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from dumping harmful dredged material into Lake Erie. “It’s essential to the Port of Cleveland and northeast Ohio businesses that the Cuyahoga River navigation channel is maintained. […]

  • 30 December 2009

    The Maryland Port Administration has ceased dumping sediment dredged from Baltimore’s harbor at Hart-Miller Island… Source: Baltimore Business Journal, December 29, 2009; [mappress]

  • 2 July 2012
    Equipment, Technology

      According to marinelink.com, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama wins Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. contract to build dredging dump scows. BAE Systems said the shipyard has picked up a contract from Illinois-based Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., to build two dump scows, a project that is expected to add about 125 workers […]

  • 27 April 2011

    The former General Services Administration depot in Glen Burnie is no longer being considered as a dredge spoil disposal site, and some… By TIM PRATT (hometownannapolis) [mappress] Source: hometownannapolis, April 27, 2011    

  • 3 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has accused the Queensland government of running a misinformation campaign called “Reef Facts” to cover up the damage its decisions will cause to the Great Barrier Reef, and says recent FOI documents prove it. “The Queensland government’s campaign “Reef Facts” has been launched to cover up the fact that […]

  • 16 June 2011

    The vast quantity of sand dug up in planned Port of Miami deep dredging must go somewhere, and Miami-Dade County is eyeing a seven-acre… By Jacquelyn Weiner (miamitodaynews) [mappress] Source: miamitodaynews, June 16, 2011

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into the leaking bund wall in Gladstone and said no further port development approvals should be allowed on the Reef until the truth about Gladstone is fully understood. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said there had clearly been problems associated […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of the Fight for the Reef campaign, veteran Wildlife Warrior Bob Irwin will be speaking at public meetings in Rockhampton, Bowen, Townsville and Cairns next week. Earlier this year the Australian Marine Conservation Society and WWF-Australia launched a new advertising campaign featuring Bob Irwin, calling on all Australians to help protect the Great […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Everett Harbor dredging project will commence in October 2014 and should be completed by February 2015, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District. During this cleanup program, approximately 100,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the Snohomish River and placed at the City of Everett dredge dumping area. Proposed […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has challenged the Minister for the Environment Tony Burke to address the core concerns of the World Heritage Committee over the issue that could ruin the Great Barrier Reef – industrialisation including port development, thousands more coal ships and dredging and dumping in the Reef’s waters. Felicity Wishart, Great […]

  • 10 July 2013

    Improvements in the Great Barrier Reef Report Card released today are dwarfed by the impacts of the dredging and dumping the old parties are allowing in the Great Barrier Reef for the big mining companies, say the Australian Greens. “We’ve seen some reduction in chemical runoff from some reef catchments reported today but the old […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Next month the status of the Great Barrier Reef will be debated by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have issued list of urgent actions needed from the Queensland state and Australian federal governments before countries gather in Bonn, Germany for that meeting. “The World Heritage Committee has […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The strong growth in interstate visitors to Queensland revealed in the National Visitor Survey released today can only be maintained or grow if the state’s premier natural attraction is protected, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The Great Barrier Reef sustains a $6 billion tourism industry and more than 60,000 local tourism jobs. […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called on the government to clarify its plans for the fast tracking of the proposed Abbot Point dredging, dumping and port expansion. While a spokesperson for Federal Environment Minister Mr Hunt told The Australian newspaper that the proposals for the dredging in the Reef’s waters and dumping on the […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Fight for the Reef campaigners said the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt had let down Australians and failed the Reef. GBRMPA today issued a permit to allow three million cubic metres of dredge waste from the expansion of Abbot Point coal port to be dumped in Reef waters. […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed reports of a backdown from port proponents Adani and GVK to avoid dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters but said that there is a long way to go before the Reef is protected from port expansions. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed the report of the Senate Committee Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the concerns expressed about the threat from dredging, dumping and rapid industrialization and called for all parties to support legislation to ban the dumping of dredge spoil in […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision of the Wangan & Jagalingou people to oppose the development of the proposed Carmichael coal mine on their ancestral lands in the Galilee Basin. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the decision of the Traditional Owners to say no to Indian mining company […]