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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Half Moon Creek

Half Moon Creek declared Fish Habitat Area

Half Moon Creek declared Fish Habitat Area


Half Moon Creek, 12 km north/north-west of Cairns.

Plan number

FHA-033 (PDF, 439K)


216 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

14 March 1974 (original declaration)
18 January 1992 (redeclared to exclude a small area)
20 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Cairns Regional Council

Management features

Estuarine and wetlands buffer zone between urban subdivision, farmlands and beach front; significant contribution to local ecology and fisheries production.

Habitat values

Extensive stands of mangroves along creek; saltmarsh; sand flats; small bar zone.

Fisheries values

Recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi, blue salmon, bream, estuary cod, grunter, mangrove jack, queenfish, whiting, tiger prawns.

Other benefits

Adjacent freshwater wetlands.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last reviewed
28 June 2019
Last updated
27 September 2012