Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Broad Sound
Parts of Broad Sound and adjoining estuarine systems, 125 km south-east of Mackay.
22 November 1986 (original declaration)
28 March 2008 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Isaac Regional Council/Livingstone Shire Council
Conservation of commercial; recreational and Indigenous fishing grounds; protection of key fish habitats.
Extensive mangroves and saltmarshes around estuary; mangrove-lined creeks and seagrass beds; high tidal range with extensive intertidal areas exposed at low tide; sandy beaches; rocky structures.
Barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; sea mullet; school mackerel; whiting; banana prawns; mud crabs.
Largest tidal range in Queensland, state’s largest declared FHA.
Protection of dugong habitat.