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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Colosseum Inlet

Mangroves, Colosseum Inlet declared Fish Habitat Area

Mangroves, Colosseum Inlet declared Fish Habitat Area

Location

Colosseum Inlet / Seven Mile Creek area, 20 km south of Gladstone.

Plan number

FHA-037 (PDF, 915K) 

Size

11,816 ha
9,886 ha management A
1,930 ha management B

Management level

A and B

Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declarations)
19 December 2003 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries and to combine Innes, Colosseum, Wild Cattle and Boyne Creek FHAs)

Local government

Gladstone Regional Council

Management features

Important fish and juvenile prawn habitats.

Habitat values

Extensive mangroves, with Avicennia, Excoecaria, Rhizophora, Ceriops and Aegialitis common; bar zone; island-banks; silty sand; channels; deltaic islands; samphire and clay pan; small coral community; seagrass beds towards Tannum Sands.

Fisheries values

Important commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries; barramundi, blue salmon, bream, estuary cod, flathead, grey mackerel, grunter, jewfish, king salmon, mangrove jack, queenfish, sea mullet, school mackerel, whiting, banana prawns, endeavour prawns, king prawns, mud crabs.

Other benefits

None presently identified.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last updated
27 September 2012