Coral harvesting on the Great Barrier Reef continues at 100 tonnes a year

Jul 22

Posted by Editor, cairnsnews

Letter to the Editor

If our reefs are so depleted of coral cover then why is Coral Harvesting in Australia still going at full speed in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia?

It’s hard to believe but for decades now, government licensed divers jackhammer out for export to marine aquariums, over 100 tons a year of hard & soft corals, anemones & live rock.

Sometimes in full view of horrified tourists on scuba excursions! But that’s ok because JCU, GBRMPA & all the governments say it is for the 30 odd companies exporting great chunks of our beautiful reef for profit & not a peep from the greenies.

See where it ends up at:
https://www.thedubaiaquarium.com/

These guys say it’s all ok:
https://www.agriculture.gov.au/sites/default/files/env/consultations/a93a115f-3145-487b-8b0d-127b95d33059/files/management-coral-harvest-acroporidae-csf-2020.pdf

from Peter Russell

Queensland

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