Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Jumpinpin-Broadwater
Channel between southern end of South Stradbroke Island and mainland, north to the south-western end of North Stradbroke Island, 20 km north of Gold Coast.
FHA-021 (Revision 1)
10332.03 ha management A
71.38 ha management B
A and B
23 January 1969 (original declaration of Jumpinpin Reserve)
12 June 1971 (original declaration of Tipplers Passage and Currigee Reserves)
19 November 1983 (redeclared to merge and extend Jumpinpin, Tipplers Passage and Currigee Reserves)
13 August 1999 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries and to clarify boundaries)
18 December 2003 (redeclared to provide an exclusion area for a pre-existing activity)
17 March 2017 (redeclared designated mooring areas at Jacobs Well and Currigee to management B areas to allow installation of buoy moorings)
Gold Coast City Council
Habitat protection for seagrass meadows and shallow estuarine areas.
Avicennia- and Rhizophora-dominated estuary and islands; sparse to dense Zostera and Halophila beds; over-wash and deltaic mangrove islands; sandy shoals; channels; extensive delta.
Local valuable recreational and commercial fisheries; Indigenous fishing; important bream spawning area; bream; estuary cod; flathead; jewfish; mangrove jack; school mackerel; sea mullet; snapper; tailor; whiting; eastern king prawns; bay prawns; oysters; mud and sand crabs.
Unique system of islands and complex estuarine deposits; important area for fisheries research.
Only substantially undeveloped coastal area between Brisbane and Gold Coast.