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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Eight Mile Creek

Mouth of Eight Mile Creek

Mouth of Eight Mile Creek

Location

150 km north-west of Burketown, between Tully Inlet and Bundella Waterholes.

Plan number

FHA-063 (PDF, 254K)

Size

35,245 ha

Management level

A

Declaration dates

19 May 1990 (original declaration)
1 July 2010 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries; extended seaward)

Local government

Burke Shire Council

Management features

Conservation of commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries resources.

Habitat values

Narrow discontinuous fringe of Avicennia along stream banks; extensive unvegetated sand flats occur both within and outside estuary.

Fisheries values

Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries; barramundi; blue salmon; grey mackerel; king salmon; queenfish; grunter; mud crabs; catfish.

Other benefits

None presently identified

Information current as at September 2012.

Last updated
27 September 2012