Media Releases

Tangaroa Blue is Hiring!

Tangaroa Blue LogoUPDATE: Thank you to everyone who applied for the project officer position. Applications are now closed. We will be in contact with everyone shortly to announce the successful applicant.

If you are passionate about our oceans, and want to be part of a national team that is proactive in protecting our environment, Tangaroa Blue Foundation needs you!

We are recruiting for a super organised project officer to assist our Managing Director. The position is currently for 2-3 days per week, however could include extra hours during busy times. The successful applicant needs to have an ABN, and although it would be preferred that they live in the Port Douglas / Cairns area in Queensland, for the right applicant a remote position would be considered.


2016 Marine Debris ID Manual Released

MDIM V8Super excited to launch the 2016 update of the Tangaroa Blue Marine Debris Identification Manual! This resources helps you fill in our Data Sheet when collecting data during beach and river clean-ups so it can be submitted into the Australian Marine Debris Database. A huge thank you to the Cairns Local Marine Advisory Committee who provided funding for the update! You can download it free from our website.

2016 Tangaroa Blue Foundation AGM

Tangaroa Blue LogoNotice is given that Tangaroa Blue Foundation Ltd ACN 138 636 521 will hold our 2016 Annual General Meeting on October 22nd at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, WA from 1-3pm. All members and guests are invited. 

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 19th.

Thank you!


AMDI Database hits 6 Million!

6 000 000Today Tangaroa Blue volunteers reached a huge milestone - the 6 millionth item was recorded into the Australian Marine Debris Database!! The lucky debris item was collected by the crew on MV Bahama while they were visiting Lizard Island. A huge thank you to everyone that has submitted data to the AMDI Database, not only is our environment 6 million items cleaner, but you have provided a huge amount of evidence that government, industry and community are using to create change that stops the flow of rubbish into our oceans! Thank you to everyone!!!

Tangaroa Blue gives evidence to Senate Inquiry

senate inquiry smallTangaroa Blue stands for picking up rubbish off the beach. At the other end of the spectrum it stands for ensuring governments understand what the data is clearly showing about rubbish and debris in our environment, and what needs to change so we don't have to keep picking up other people's rubbish off the beach. We recently replaced our sandy shoes and dirty clean-up gloves with high heels and a suit to be an integral part of two important gatherings: The NSW & QLD Ministerial Roundtable on plastic bags and the Senate Inquiry into marine debris. Those are the opportunities where we can present what our 902 partners and over 50,000 volunteers have been working on over the last 12 years: the overwhelming evidence of the issue highlighted through data collected and submitted into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database.