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  • 27 June 2012

    Gladstone Ports Corporation is supporting and assisting the development of a world leading seagrass health assessment monitoring program to protect seagrass in the Gladstone harbour. Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) Marine Scientist Dr Daniel Spooner said as part of conditioned requirements of the Queensland Coordinator General, research to reveal light requirements for seagrass […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging carried out for the Cairns Shipping Development Project has had no adverse impact on the seagrass meadows in Trinity Inlet and some areas have actually expanded during operations, a new report has found. In another major find, seagrass distribution across the larger port limits covers the second largest area ever recorded for Cairns, at […]

  • 11 January 2012

    The Galveston Bay Foundation met with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District last week to view and discuss a dredging project near Carancahua Point in West Galveston Bay on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. GBF and many local fishermen have been concerned about the dredge material being placed upon seagrasses that have […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New research published by James Cook University (JCU) will guide the protection of seagrasses at Abbot Point on Queensland’s northern coast. The research, published in Marine Pollution Bulletin and funded by North Queensland Bulk Ports, sheds new light on the resilience of deep-water seagrasses in the port and adjacent areas, and how they recover from […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Research from the WAMSI Dredging Science Node has provided new insight into how seagrasses in the Pilbara may recover from disturbance events such as dredging.    While some seagrasses can potentially recover from dredging related pressures over a 200 kilometer radius, others require another meadow within five kilometers to survive, or need to be regenerated […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Timing of dredging is the key to helping preserve one of the world’s most productive and important ecosystems – seagrass meadows, reports QUT (Queensland University of Technology). According to the QUT, seagrass meadows are among the most underappreciated but most important ecosystems in the world. They are disappearing at the same rate as tropical rainforests […]

  • 26 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    A landmark study into the light sensitivity of Gold Coast seagrass meadows has pinpointed how much light these vital sea life breeding and feeding grounds need to grow and thrive, Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) reports. The study, undertaken by Griffith University on behalf of GCWA, looked at the impacts of light levels on growth […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) is the organisation responsible for managing and monitoring Abbot Point’s port environment, and they have recognised that seagrasses are an important and sensitive component of marine habitats within the port and are committed to monitoring and maintaining the health of these habitats. The baseline assessments and experimental program at […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) has just released reports on seagrass responses to dredging in northwest Australia. With almost no knowledge of how primary producers in the NW of Australia will respond to the environmental changes produced by dredging, it is difficult to predict and then manage the impacts of dredging on these critical […]

  • 27 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Despite a slow start, the Cape Jaffa Anchorage Marina dredging program is now making positive progress, the Kingston District Council said in the latest project update.  The work is progressing smoothly, with sand and seagrass movement around the western breakwater is now under control and dredging of the entrance channel is well underway. “Unfortunately, due to […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite a major dredging project in the Gladstone harbour, an independent seagrass study conducted by James Cook University has found the Gladstone harbour is one of the few locations along the developed Queensland coast where seagrasses have shown recovery since the 2010/11 floods. Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) CEO Leo Zussino said the results from the […]

  • 31 May 2011

    A species of seagrass found only in western and southern Australian waters has been identified as one of the most vulnerable seagrasses in t… (news) [mappress] Source: news, May 31, 2011;    

  • 22 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    During the 2017 winter season the Maria Creek Boat Launch Facility saw a significant amount of seagrass enter the creek system, which has resulted in the entire facility being closed for the duration of the 2017/18 peak holiday summer season, Kingston District Council said in its latest release.  Dredging seagrass at the Maria Creek is a […]

  • 6 December 2012

    Regarding the seagrass accumulation and beach erosion problems at the Port Geographe in Busselton, more than $28 million in funding has been announced by the State Government to address these issues. The plan includes modifying the shape and length of the western breakwater. This should eliminate trapping of the sediment and seagrass at the mentioned […]

  • 25 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The West Beach Boat Launch will close until 31 August to allow for the removal of seagrass wrack clogging the boat ramps and channel, the Government of South Australia said in its latest release. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) Manager, Coastal Management, Murray Townsend, said that storms last Saturday had caused severe […]

  • 31 January 2014

    From January 27, two new Inshore Fisheries and Conservation byelaws are in force to protect sensitive reef and seagrass features in internationally important marine areas. The byelaws, made by the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA), protect the locally and internationally important habitats of seagrass and rocky reef habitats within Marine Protected Areas, in […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Dugong feeding trails have been sighted in the inner reaches of Gladstone harbour. The trails were discovered during the monthly seagrass monitoring currently underway in the harbour. Monthly seagrass surveys have shown re-growth at many of the important feeding areas is recovering back to pre flood levels following the 2010-2011 floods. New evidence of dugong […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Bayside City Council (VIC) has been lobbying for nearly 10 years to dredge the ‘black sludge’ that has accumulated at the dog off-leash area in Hampton/Sandringham beach. The Council announced yesterday that Parks Victoria is currently dredging about 5,000m³ of sand and decaying seagrass material from in front of the yacht clubs and around […]

  • 1 August 2013

    Tetra Tech, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $20 million contract, with option years for an additional $3.5 million, with the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC to perform environmental management services and provide construction oversight as part of the Miami Harbor Construction Dredging Project. Tetra Tech’s scientists will provide environmental management […]

  • 25 June 2012

    The Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project’s (WBDDP) reclamation area at Fisherman’s Landing will undergo extra works over the next month to seal porous sections of the bund wall. The works, carried out under a Transitional Environmental Program issued by Department of Environment and Heritage Protection will be implemented and overseen by the independent Dredge […]

  • 5 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Kingston District Council, South Australia, has just released the latest update on their Maria Creek boat ramp upgrade and dredging scheme, saying that over the past few weeks there has been some positive progress at the Maria Creek Recreation Boat Launching Facility. According to the announcement, more than 10,000 cubic meters of seagrass were removed […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Coastal Conservation Association Texas and the Building Conservation Trust have committed $250,000 to support efforts by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Ducks Unlimited (DU) to restore Dagger Island and protect important seagrass beds in Redfish Bay, Texas. Commenting the latest news, DU Director of Development Matt Bunn, said: “Partners like CCA and BCT […]

  • 4 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Gladstone Ports Corporation will begin transitioning toward a light based monitoring programme to protect seagrass in the Gladstone harbour. Under the programme a Dual Water Quality Management Approach will be implemented where both light and turbidity levels will be monitored to address seagrass health during the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal project (WBDDP). GPC will […]

  • 25 October 2010

    Scientists are checking the health of seagrass beds and coral reefs off Fremantle following environmental tests that showed the plume from… By Jane Hammond (au) [mappress] Source: au, October 25, 2010;

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. has successfully completed the transplantation of over 115,000 seagrass plants into a newly filled dredge hole north of the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami as part of the overall environmental mitigation requirements for the deepening and widening of Miami Harbor. CSA was part of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock LLC […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Kingston District Council has just released the latest update on their Maria Creek Channel dredging project, saying that the excavation of seagrass in the waterway continued this week with approximately 10,000 cubic meters removed. Council’s dredger is now in the water and will begin operations on Saturday, 13 January, in conjunction with the long […]