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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Halifax

Taylors Beach, Halifax declared Fish Habitat Area

Taylors Beach, Halifax declared Fish Habitat Area

Location

Parts of Victoria and Gentle Annie creeks, 20 km north-east of Ingham.

Plan number

FHA-024 (PDF, 593K)

Size

5,270 ha

Management level

B

Declaration dates

17 November 1983 (original declaration)
25 November 1989 (redeclared to exclude an area of fish habitats)
18 December 2003 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries; area revoked in 1989 returned to the declared FHA; other fish habitats also added)

Local government

Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Management features

Conservation of important fish habitats including juvenile barramundi habitat; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.

Habitat values

Mangrove forests with Rhizophora, Avicennia and Acanthus; extensive intertidal banks in lower reaches of estuaries.

Fisheries values

Recreational fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; garfish; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; tiger prawns.

Other benefits

Important area for fisheries and fish habitat research.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last updated
27 September 2012