Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Edgecumbe Bay
Edgecumbe Bay, Cape Gloucester to Adelaide Point, 10 km south-east of Bowen.
17,905 ha management A
1,800 ha management B
A and B
25 February 2005 (original declaration)
Whitsunday Regional Council
Protection of important commercial, recreational and traditional fishing grounds; pristine habitats and coastal wetland systems; protection of diverse habitats, including mangrove forests and seagrass beds.
Mangrove forests with up to 12 species dominated by Rhizophora and Ceriops; saltpan and marsh; intertidal sand and mud banks; sandy shores; rocky shores; extensive seagrass meadows; coral reefs.
Important commercial, recreational and traditional fishing grounds; barramundi; mullet; mud crabs; blue threadfin; whiting; mangrove jack; bream; grunter; Spanish, grey and spotted mackerel; shark; tiger prawns; reef fish.
Protection of coral reefs.
Sheppard, R 2002, Identification and assessment of the fisheries resources of Edgecumbe Bay, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.