Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Hay's Inlet
Parts of Pine River and Hay’s Inlet upstream from Hornibrook Highway, between Redcliffe and Brisbane.
23 January 1969 (original declaration)
4 November 1989 (redeclared to include upstream adjoining fish habitats)
23 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Protection of shoal estuarine flats and intertidal fish habitats; stands of Excoecaria in estuary (uncommon elsewhere in Moreton Bay); limited habitat modification (runnels) for mosquito control.
Dominated by open Avicennia with other fringing mangrove communities along deeper muddy-sand substrates; small overwash mangrove islands; samphire flats associated with Pine River and Hay’s Inlet; seagrass beds at estuary mouth.
Major recreational fishing ground; Australian bass; bream; blue salmon; estuary cod; flathead; garfish; jewfish; luderick; mangrove jack; sea mullet; tailor; whiting; mud crabs; sand crabs; banana prawns; eastern king prawns.
Recreational area; education opportunities at Osprey House Environmental Centre.