Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Pine River Bay
Pine River Bay, in the northern part of Albatross Bay, near Weipa.
25,560 ha management A
13 ha management B
A and B
25 November 2011 (declared)
Cook Shire Council and Napranum Local Council
Management of fish habitats in Pine River Bay; protection of popular local Indigenous, recreational and commercial fishing and fishing charters.
Seagrass meadows; open waters; inshore reefs; sandy shores; rocky shores; mangrove forests; marine swamps; estuarine waters; intertidal banks; saltpans.
Banana prawns; tiger prawns; grey and Spanish mackerel; shark; mud crab; barramundi; threadfin salmon; mangrove jack; fingermark; queenfish.
Pine River Bay has both cultural and fisheries significance to the Thanakwith Anguthimiri and Thanakwith Thayngath people.
Baker, R & Sheppard, R 2006, Fisheries Resources of Albatross Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.