Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Midge
Dempster and Hervey Creek and the foreshore/coastal waters south to Dewars Point, 45 km south-east of Proserpine.
10 May 1986 (original declaration)
24 July 1998 (redeclared)
Mackay Regional Council
Wetlands buffer zone from rural development for Repulse declared Fish Habitat Area; conservation of recreational fishing grounds.
Closed Rhizophora forests along estuary fringed by saltmarsh areas; seagrass beds towards mouth of Black Rock Creek; inshore reefs.
Recreational and Indigenous fisheries; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; sweetlip; various emperor species; banana and blue-legged king prawns.
Marine turtle habitat.