Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Margaret Bay (Wuthathi)
Foreshore from Olive River, north around Cape Grenville including Home Islands, Margaret Bay and Shelburne Bay to Double Point, 100 km north of Portland Roads.
FHA-070 (revision 1)
24,349 ha management A
3,207 ha management B
A and B
25 February 2005 (original declaration)
28 March 2008 (redeclared to correct a boundary error)
Cook Shire Council
Culturally significant area managed by the Wuthathi people; diverse range of near pristine habitats of significant fisheries value; adjoins Temple Bay declared FHA.
Mangrove-lined estuaries with at least 23 species, dominated by Rhizophora, Bruguiera and Ceriops; marshes and saltpans; intertidal banks; extensive, diverse and dense seagrass meadows containing at least eight species; extensive macroalgae beds; rocky shores; adjoining/adjacent freshwater wetlands.
Traditional, recreational and commercial fishing; barramundi; tarpon; threadfin salmon; grey mackerel; shark; estuary cod; mangrove jack; fingermark.
None presently identified.
Important dugong habitat, coral reefs, islands.
Sheppard, R, Roelofs, A E, Garrett, R & Helmke, S A 2002, Margaret Bay and surrounds: assessment of fisheries resources, August 2001, Information Series QI02003, Queensland Department of Primary Industries