Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Halifax

Taylors Beach, Halifax declared Fish Habitat Area

Taylors Beach, Halifax declared Fish Habitat Area


Parts of Victoria and Gentle Annie creeks, 20 km north-east of Ingham.

Plan number

FHA-024 (PDF, 592.6KB)


5,270 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

17 November 1983 (original declaration)
25 November 1989 (redeclared to exclude an area of fish habitats)
18 December 2003 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries; area revoked in 1989 returned to the declared FHA; other fish habitats also added)

Local government

Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Management features

Conservation of important fish habitats including juvenile barramundi habitat; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.

Habitat values

Mangrove forests with Rhizophora, Avicennia and Acanthus; extensive intertidal banks in lower reaches of estuaries.

Fisheries values

Recreational fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; garfish; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; tiger prawns.

Other values

Important area for fisheries and fish habitat research.