Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Eight Mile Creek

Mouth of Eight Mile Creek

Mouth of Eight Mile Creek


150 km north-west of Burketown, between Tully Inlet and Bundella Waterholes.

Plan number

FHA-063 (PDF, 254.2KB)


35,245 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

19 May 1990 (original declaration)
1 July 2010 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries; extended seaward)

Local government

Burke Shire Council

Management features

Conservation of commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries resources.

Habitat values

Narrow discontinuous fringe of Avicennia along stream banks; extensive unvegetated sand flats occur both within and outside estuary.

Fisheries values

Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries; barramundi; blue salmon; grey mackerel; king salmon; queenfish; grunter; mud crabs; catfish.

Other values

None presently identified