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Mourilyan Harbour Seagrass Collection and Planting – Round 1 – QLD

August 21, 2023 @ 9:30 am - August 25, 2023 @ 4:30 pm AEST

OzFish Cairns are excited to announce our fourth consecutive year of seagrass restoration trials at Mourilyan Harbour.

We’re continuing our work to restore seagrass meadows, following over a decade of seagrass loss in the estuary.

Seagrass will be collected by the TropWATER (JCU) Seagrass Ecology team in Trinity Inlet (Cairns), and then transported to JCU’s Smithfield campus for processing, sorting and preparation for planting. Seagrass planting will occur at Trinity Inlet (Cairns) and Mourilyan Harbour, south of Innisfail.

Volunteers are needed to assist with seagrass sorting and preparation at JCU’s Smithfield campus, and to assist with preparation of transplants at Cairns Yacht club and the Mourilyan Harbour boat ramp.


JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield
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21st August, 9.30am – 4.30pm
22nd August, 9.30am – 4.30pm
23rd August, 9.30am – 4.30pm
24th August, 9.30am – 4.30pm


Cairns Yacht Club
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24th August, from 10.00am

Mourilyan Harbour boat ramp
25th August, from 10.00am

There will be two more rounds of seagrass collection and planting happening in September.

Registration is essential, we hope to see you there!


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This project has been supported by JCU (TropWATER), Mandubarra Land & Sea Rangers, Yirrganydji Land & Sea Rangers, Gimuy Walabara Yidinji and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.


August 21, 2023 @ 9:30 am AEST
August 25, 2023 @ 4:30 pm AEST
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OzFish Cairns Chapter
0427 992 567