Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Moreton Banks
South-western side of Moreton Island, south from Tangalooma Point, 30 km east/north-east of Brisbane.
23 January 1969 (original declaration)
24 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Brisbane City Council
Conservation and fisheries management of extensive public oyster grounds and fish hauling areas adjacent to settlement and access centre on southern end of Moreton Island; protection of seagrass for prawn habitat.
Offshore mangroves including Avicennia; sandy substrates with light/dense Zostera and Halophila beds and clear waters; offshore mangrove island and natural deep (up to 7 m) hole present.
Public oyster grounds; established recreational and commercial fisheries; bream; cobia; blue salmon; estuary cod; flathead; garfish; jewfish; luderick; mangrove jack; school mackerel; sea mullet; snapper; spotted mackerel; tailor; whiting; mud and sand crabs; banana, bay and eastern king prawns; oysters.
Most important dugong habitat in Moreton Bay, marine turtle habitat.