Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Beelbi
Beelbi and Marsh creeks and coastal foreshore, 34 km north-west of Maryborough.
FHA-030 (revision 1)
1,286 ha management A
555 ha management B
A and B
10 May 1986 (original declarations)
19 December 2003 (redeclared combining Beelbi and southern part of Burrum Toogoom FHAs)
25 February 2005 (revised management area along foreshore in front of Toogoom)
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Conservation of commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing grounds; inshore fish and crustacean nursery area.
Extensive mangrove stands with low closed Avicennia and Aegialitis shrubs and open mixed forests; seagrass areas; shallow littoral flats; patches of saltmarsh.
Bream, estuary cod, flathead, garfish, luderick, mangrove jack, sea mullet, tailor, whiting, banana prawns, king prawns, mud crabs.
Habitat for dugong.