Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Baffle Creek
Baffle Creek and tributaries, 58 km north-west of Bundaberg.
21 September 2001 (original declaration)
Gladstone Regional Council
Protection of highly connected, near pristine estuarine and riverine fish habitats that support recreational and commercial fisheries; region experiencing increasing urbanisation.
Mangrove forests with at least nine species; small patches of Halophila seagrass; intertidal sand, gravel and mud banks; rock bars.
Recreational and commercial fisheries; barramundi; king salmon flathead; bream; mangrove jack; whiting; mullet; estuary cod; mud crabs and various prawn species.
One of the few river systems in the region unimpeded by weirs or dams, providing uninterrupted connectivity between estuarine and freshwater habitats; nationally recognised as having one of the few near pristine estuaries in South East Queensland.
None presently identified.