Gladstone harbour has been the focus of the debate around port expansion in Queensland. The Port of Gladstone has permission to dredge 32 million tonnes of seabed in order to expedite the shipment of coal and LNG from Curtis Island. Reports from fishermen of diseased fish, as well as an environmental disaster that coincided with a leaking bund wall in 2011, resulted in dead turtles and dugongs washing up on the beach and millions of tonnes of dredge spoil spilling out into the harbour and inner reefs. The local fishing industry has collapsed as a result. Queensland, Australia.
About James Morgan
James is a multi award-winning film director and photojournalist. His in-depth photographic features have appeared in National Geographic, The Guardian, BBC, Sunday Times and many others, while his film work spans features, documentaries, commercials and music videos with clients ranging from Sony and Adidas to Vice and Mercedes Benz. James is represented by both Panos Pictures and Getty Images in London and is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Find out more about James and his work.