Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Temple Bay
About 420 km north of Cooktown between the Olive River and Mosquito Point, Temple Bay, east Cape York Peninsula.
19 November 1983 (original declaration)
1 July 2010 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries and to extend seaward)
Cook Shire Council
DPI survey stations in Glennie and Hunter inlets supported original declaration, seaward boundary aligned with trawl closure boundary in 2010, adjoins Margaret Bay (Wuthathi) declared Fish Habitat Area.
Extensive closed Rhizophora and Ceriops within Temple Bay; some salt pan and sparse seagrass beds.
Protection of commercial prawn and fish habitat (including barramundi habitat); recreational and Indigenous fishing grounds; barramundi; blue salmon; grey mackerel; queenfish; grunter; mangrove jack; estuary cod; endeavour and tiger prawns.
The uncommon mangrove Dolichandrone spathacea is found here.
None presently identified.