Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative have been acknowledged on local, state and national platforms.

Each award acknowledges the vast numbers of Tangaroa Blue volunteers and Australian Marine Debris Initiative partners who assist in removing tonnes of marine debris from our environment every year, documenting the hundreds of thousands of items removed for the Australian Marine Debris Database, and work tirelessly in their communities to prevent marine debris and litter by stopping it at the source. 

Tangaroa Blue awarded recognition by NAQS

2013 DAFF AwardThe Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) recently presented a Regional Biosecurity Commendation award to Tangaroa Blue  for their cooperation and contribution in maintaining Australia's biosecurity status in northern Australia.

Tangaroa Blue is a not-for-profit environmental charity that has a large network of volunteers and conducts beach monitoring/clean-up and logs data on marine debris collected.

DAFF's Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS) program director Murray Korff presented Heidi Taylor of Tangaroa Blue with a Regional Biosecurity Commendation award in recognition of their fantastic cooperation with DAFF.

As NAQS also conducts coastal marine debris surveillance, Tangaroa Blue agreed to place important biosecurity information in their training materials, detailing the reporting process of biosecurity risk material to the department.

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