Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Halifax
Parts of Victoria and Gentle Annie creeks, 20 km north-east of Ingham.
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)
Hinchinbrook Shire Council
Conservation of important fish habitats including juvenile barramundi habitat; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.
Mangrove forests with Rhizophora, Avicennia and Acanthus; extensive intertidal banks in lower reaches of estuaries.
Recreational fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; garfish; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; tiger prawns.
Important area for fisheries and fish habitat research.