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Departmental media releases

  • Exotic pest oyster found in Far North

    Increased community surveillance and awareness of marine pests has led to the discovery of the exotic pest species, the black scar oyster (Magallana bilineata) in three Far North Queensland locations.


  • Plant science competition proves resistant to COVID-19

    It’s full-steam ahead for the Queensland Government’s annual Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competition, which has been unstoppable despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The competition, now in its 24th year, has moved online.


  • Penalty for interfering with Shark Control Program equipment

    Fisheries Queensland has served a Gold Coast man with two Fisheries Infringement Notices (FINs) after he entered the exclusion zone around Shark Control program equipment off Burleigh Heads and interfered with that gear.


  • Keep your boat hull clean
    • Boat owners should keep their hulls clean to minimise any further spread of an exotic marine pest known as white colonial sea squirt.


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