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Mourilyan Harbour Seagrass Collection and Planting – Round 2 – QLD

September 5, 2023 @ 9:30 am - September 9, 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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5th September, 9.30am – 4.30pm
6th September, 9.30am – 4.30pm
7th September, 9.30am – 4.30pm


Cairns Yacht Club
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8th September, from 10.00am

Mourilyan Harbour Boat Ramp
9th September, from 10.00am

There will be one more round of seagrass collection and planting happening in September. Registration is essential, we hope to see you there!

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This meadow-scale seagrass restoration project is led by James Cook University’s TropWATER Centre, under funding through the BHP Blue Carbon Grants program, in partnership with Traditional Owner groups, including Mandubarra, Gimuy Walubara Yidinji, Goondoi, and Yirrganydji, as well as OzFish Unlimited, the Blue Carbon Lab, Conservation International, Central Queensland University and BlueShift Consulting. It is also supported by BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.


September 5, 2023 @ 9:30 am AEST
September 9, 2023 @ 4:30 pm AEST
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OzFish Cairns Chapter
0427 992 567