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The Moreton Maritime Alliance is an industry association representing the Moreton Bay's maritime and ocean-based businesses.

"With a stunning wide expanse sheltered blue waters, Moreton Bay is South East Queensland’s aquatic playground and a globally significant marine sanctuary."

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Peak maritime body releases bold plan to revitalise Moreton Bay region

Courier Mail

September 05, 2018

The billion-dollar tourism potential of Moreton Bay could be realised in a bold plan released by the Maritime Alliance to connect Moreton Bay with a fast ferry service and open up some of the world’s largest sand islands to a great trek. 

60-hectare Qld seaweed farm proposed to help oceans and create 50 jobs

Bribie Weekly

August 18, 2018

A BRIBIE resident has plans to make the island a centre for seaweed farming.

Jo Kelly is the founder of the Australian Seaweed Institute which hopes to establish a seaweed ocean farm on a 60ha site about 750m offshore from Godwin Beach.

Qld government partners with Australian jet boats for new tourist attraction in Moreton Bay

Jeremy Pierce, The Courier-Mail

June 25, 2018

The State Government has partnered with Queensland firm Australian Jet Boats Pty Ltd to build four high-speed vessels which will operate Moreton Bay day adventures.

The venture is expected to start running tours early next year with 15 staff.

Four islands in southern Moreton Bay set to receive ferry terminal upgrades in government deal

Redlands Community News

July 05, 2018

Redland City Council and the Queensland Government are a step closer to a $34.1 million upgrade of passenger ferry terminals on Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra islands.

Council has welcomed a State Government offer to design and co-fund the long-awaited rebuild of the terminals and will now start negotiations for a deed of agreement with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

Scientists prepare to farm puffy pink seaweed that stops cows burping methane

Talissa Siganto, ABC

July 14, 2018

Researchers want to mass-farm a native Queensland seaweed, which stops cows burping methane, in a bid to help cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

A previous study by the CSIRO discovered adding a small amount of Asparagopsis to the cow's diet reduced the amount of the gas the animal produced by up to 99 per cent.

No trace of deadly prawn virus but more tests before Moreton Bay and Logan River get the all clear

Judith Kerr, Quest Newspapers

June 20, 2018

IT will be about a year before Australia and Queensland are declared free of the white spot virus which plagued southeast Queensland in 2016.The latest tests of prawn and marine worm samples in and around the Logan River, where it was first detected, and in Moreton Bay all came up negative.

CoralWatch explains how citizen scientists can help save world’s reefs

Redlands Community News

August 08, 2018

Not-for-profit citizen science group CoralWatch will operate two tours of Moreton Bay next weekend to mark National Science Week. The University of Queensland program will be on the water to showcase the current state of local reefs with tips on how the community can help protect them.

Backward Glance – Oyster gatherers of the Pumicestone Passage

Sunshine Coast Council

August 29, 2018

You may not know that the little township of Donnybrook, situated on the western shore of Pumicestone Passage, was once called Little Caloundra. Early stories say it got its present name from a camp used by the Moreton Bay Oyster Company. ‘Donnybrooke’ camp was the principal site for the Moreton Bay Oyster Company with the other main site located on South Stradbroke Island.

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