Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Nassau River

Nassau River mouth

Nassau River mouth


175 km north-east of Karumba.

Plan number

FHA-059 (PDF, 355.4KB)


15,058 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

19 May 1990 (original declaration)
1 July 2010 (redeclared)

Local government

Carpentaria Shire Council

Management features

Department of Primary Industries sampling stations in the Nassau River upstream to Scrutlou and Killarney Creek and into freshwater areas supported the original declaration.

Habitat values

Closed mixed mangrove communities with some closed Avicennia patches; extensive salt pans associated with the estuary.

Fisheries values

Conservation of commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries resources; important barramundi recreational fishing destination; important prawn and fish nursery area; barramundi; blue salmon; grey mackerel; queenfish; grunter; mud crabs; catfish.

Other values

None presently identified.