Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Murray River

Murray River declared Fish Habitat Area

Murray River declared Fish Habitat Area


Murray River, 22 km south/south-east of Tully.

Plan number

FHA-009 (PDF, 482.4KB)


1,579 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declaration)
21 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Management features

Protection of important barramundi habitat; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.

Habitat values

Extensive Rhizophora zone associated with estuary; sub-tidal and intertidal flats; vegetated and unvegetated salt flats; sandy foreshores and river mouth.

Fisheries values

Important recreational fishing area; commercial and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; whiting; tiger prawns.

Other benefits

Adjoining Melaleuca forests.

Other values

None presently identified.