Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Meunga Creek
Meunga Creek to 20 m downstream of Bruce Highway, includes coastal waters outside mouth, 4 km north/north-west of Cardwell.
19 November 1983 (original declaration)
21 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Cardwell Shire Council
Protection of barramundi habitat and associated wetlands; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.
Extensive Rhizophora zone associated with estuary; subtidal and intertidal flats; vegetated and unvegetated salt flats.
Important recreational fishing area; commercial and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; whiting.
Adjoining Melaleuca forests.