Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Half Moon Creek
Half Moon Creek, 12 km north/north-west of Cairns.
14 March 1974 (original declaration)
18 January 1992 (redeclared to exclude a small area)
20 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Cairns Regional Council
Estuarine and wetlands buffer zone between urban subdivision, farmlands and beach front; significant contribution to local ecology and fisheries production.
Extensive stands of mangroves along creek; saltmarsh; sand flats; small bar zone.
Recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi, blue salmon, bream, estuary cod, grunter, mangrove jack, queenfish, whiting, tiger prawns.
Adjacent freshwater wetlands.