Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Burdekin
Cape Bowling Green to Cape Upstart, Upstart Bay and the Burdekin delta, 10 km east of Ayr and Home Hill.
13 August 1999 (original declaration)
21 December 2012 (redeclared to remove terrestrial lands)
Burdekin Shire Council
Protection of valuable commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries resources; management of diverse habitats in good condition near Ayr.
Extensive mangrove communities with about 20 species dominated by Rhizophora, Avicennia and Ceriops and Xylocarpus mekongensis; dense seagrass meadows with at least eight species of seagrass recorded; extensive saltpans.
Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; grunter; flathead; mullet; salmon; mackerel; shark; whiting, mangrove jack; queenfish; bream; dart; trevally; jewfish; banana and tiger prawns caught in coastal areas; mud crabs caught frequently in all tidal areas.
None presently identified.
Danaher, K. 1995. Coastal wetlands resources investigation of the Burdekin Delta for declaration as fisheries reserves, Report to Ocean Rescue 2000.