Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Repulse
Cape Conway to Seaforth, 40 km south-east of Proserpine.
19 November 1983 (original declaration)
10 May 1986 (redeclared to extend across Repulse Bay to St Helens Bay)
24 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Whitsunday Shire Council
Habitat conservation for fish and prawn stocks; protection of fishing grounds.
Mangrove-dominated floodplain with Rhizophora, Acanthus, Acrostichum, Avicennia and Ceriops common; mangrove-lined creeks; intertidal flats; seagrass beds around the mouth of Repulse Creek.
Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; whiting; banana prawns.
Protection of dugong and marine turtle habitat.
Information current as at September 2012.