Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Dallachy Creek
Tidal portions of Dallachy and Whitfield creeks including a portion of coastal waters outside mouth of creek, 12 km north/north-west of Cardwell.
19 November 1983 (original declaration)
21 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Cassowary Coast Regional Council
Conservation and management of essential fish habitat for barramundi; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.
Extensive Rhizophora stands associated with the estuary, Melaleuca forests, subtidal and intertidal flats, vegetated and unvegetated salt flats.
Important recreational and Indigenous fishing area, also commercial fishing; barramundi, blue salmon, bream, estuary cod, grey mackerel, grunter, mangrove jack, queenfish, school mackerel, whiting.
Adjoining Melaleuca forests.