Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Sand Bay
Sand Bay, 25 km north-west of Mackay.
FHA-006 (revision 1)
10 May 1986 (original declaration)
23 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
22 May 2009 (redeclared to include adjoining fish habitats)
Mackay Regional Council
Protection of fishing grounds.
Mangrove-lined creeks with Aegiceras, Avicennia, Ceriops, Excoecaria and Rhizophora; intertidal flats and seagrass areas.
Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; whiting.
Protection of dugong habitat; flatback and green turtle nesting area.