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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Staaten-Gilbert
120 km north-west of Karumba, between just south of Gilbert River mouth to approximately 8 km north of Staaten River mouth.
19 May 1990 (original declaration)
1 July 2010 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries, extended offshore)
Carpentaria Shire Council
Department of Primary Industries sampling stations in the Staaten River from Dinah Island upstream to Wyaaba Creek supported original declaration.
Closed and open Avicennia along foreshore; closed Avicennia and mixed communities in riverine areas; extensive unvegetated salt flats associated with estuary; extensive nearshore sand banks associated with river mouths; extensive scald areas.
Conservation of commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries resources; important prawn and fish nursery area; barramundi; blue salmon; grey mackerel; king salmon; queenfish; grunter; mud crabs.
None presently identified.
Information current as at September 2012.