Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Yorkey's Creek
Yorkey’s Creek, 11 km north/north-west of Cairns.
FHA-034 (revision 1)
16 March 1974 (original declaration)
21 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
22 May 2009 (redeclared to include adjoining fish habitats)
Cairns Regional Council
Protects estuarine fish habitats from expansion of urban and residential subdivision and farmland.
Mangrove-lined creeks and wetlands.
Recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; whiting; tiger prawns.
Important area for education.