Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Peel Island
Peel, Bird and Goat islands west of Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island, 9 km east of Brisbane.
12 June 1971 (original declaration)
24 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Redland City Council
Fish habitat protection.
High habitat connectivitiy; fringing mangroves dominated by Avicennia with Rhizophora; sand foreshores; submerged coral reef; shoals; sparse/dense Zostera and Halophila beds.
Coral reef habitat directly supporting recreational, commercial and Indigenous fisheries; bream, cobia; flathead; garfish; school mackerel; snapper; spotted mackerel; sea mullet; sweetlip; tailor; tuskfish; various emperor species; whiting;, oysters; marine aquarium fish; mud and sand crabs; banana; eastern king and bay prawns.
Protects important marine turtle and dugong habitats; is a popular area for boating day trips in Moreton Bay.