Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Kinkuna
Parts of Coonarr, Theodolite and Lagoon creeks and the foreshore of Hervey Bay between these.
23 July 1998 (original declaration)
21 December 2012 (redeclared to improve boundary definition including offshore boundary)
Bundaberg Regional Council
Protection of near pristine estuarine fish habitats; areas surrounding the northern and southern extremities of declared FHA are experiencing increasing urbanisation.
Mangrove forests dominated by Avicennia and Ceriops; intertidal sand and gravel bars and sandy beach habitats.
Recreational, commercial and Indigenous fisheries; fishing grounds for barramundi; king salmon; flathead; bream; mangrove jack; whiting; mullet and various prawn species.
A large part of declared FHA directly adjoins Kinkuna National Park – declaration of FHA was strongly promoted by conservation interests in Wide Bay region to complement national park management.
Mackenzie, J & Duke N 2011, State of the Mangroves Report 2008 – Condition assessment of the tidal wetlands of the Burnett Mary Region, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane.