Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Morning Inlet - Bynoe River

Bynoe River, Morning Inlet-Bynoe River declared Fish Habitat Area

Bynoe River, Morning Inlet-Bynoe River declared Fish Habitat Area


Approximately 30 km south-west of Karumba, between and including Morning Inlet and Bynoe River.

Plan number

FHA-062 (PDF, 401.6KB)


39,870 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

19 May 1990 (original declaration)
1 July 2010 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries and extended seaward)

Local government

Carpentaria Shire Council

Management features

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.

Habitat values

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.

Fisheries values

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.

Other values

None presently identified.