Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Dallachy Creek

Dallachy Creek declared Fish Habitat Area

Dallachy Creek declared Fish Habitat Area


Tidal portions of Dallachy and Whitfield creeks including a portion of coastal waters outside mouth of creek, 12 km north/north-west of Cardwell.

Plan number

FHA-042 (PDF, 719.7KB)  


1,710 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declaration)
21 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Management features

Conservation and management of essential fish habitat for barramundi; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.

Habitat values

Extensive Rhizophora stands associated with the estuary, Melaleuca forests, subtidal and intertidal flats, vegetated and unvegetated salt flats.

Fisheries values

Important recreational and Indigenous fishing area, also commercial fishing; barramundi, blue salmon, bream, estuary cod, grey mackerel, grunter, mangrove jack, queenfish, school mackerel, whiting.

Other values

Adjoining Melaleuca forests.