Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Corio Bay
Corio Bay, 20 km north of Yeppoon.
16 March 1974 (original declaration)
22 May 2009 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries and to include adjoining fish habitats)
Livingstone Shire Council
Protection of habitats which support local recreational fisheries and banana prawns.
Extensive sandy shallows with areas of mangrove shrubland dominated by Rhizophora and Ceriops; rocky outcrops; seagrass beds on intertidal flats and extensive saltmarshes around Fishing Creek.
Locally important recreational fishery, also Indigenous and commercial fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grunter; grey mackerel; jewfish; mangrove jack; queenfish; sea mullet; school mackerel; whiting; banana prawns; anguillid eels.
None presently identified.
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation 2011, Inventory of Instream Structures Impacting on Ramsar Wetlands, 66 pp, Queensland Wetlands Program, Brisbane Queensland.