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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Morning Inlet - Bynoe River
Approximately 30 km south-west of Karumba, between and including Morning Inlet and Bynoe River.
19 May 1990 (original declaration)
1 July 2010 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries and extended seaward)
Carpentaria Shire Council
Department of Primary Industries sampling stations established in the 1990s, with sampling stations in Flinders River from mouth upstream to Bird Creek; seagrass monitoring sites as part of Ports Corporation of Queensland project.
Closed mixed and open Avicennia communities in riverine areas; closed and open Avicennia along parts of foreshore; extensive unvegetated salt flats associated with the estuary and foreshore sand banks.
Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries; important prawn and fish nursery area; important barramundi recreational fishing destination; blue salmon; grey mackerel; king salmon; queenfish; grunter; mud crabs; jewfish.
None presently identified.
Information current as at September 2012.