Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Tully River

Tully River declared Fish Habitat Area

Tully River declared Fish Habitat Area


Parts of Tully River downstream of junction with Lagoon Creek, 15 km south-east of Tully.

Plan number

FHA-045 (PDF, 437.2KB)


652 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declaration)
21 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries and to include adjoining fish habitats)

Local government

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Management features

Protection of barramundi and sooty grunter habitat; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.

Habitat values

Extensive Rhizophora stands associated with estuary; subtidal and intertidal flats; vegetated and unvegetated salt flats and sandy mouth.

Fisheries values

Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; sooty grunter; school mackerel; whiting.

Other values

Adjoining Melaleuca forests.