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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Kippa-Ring

Silty-sand foreshore, Kippa-Ring declared Fish Habitat Area

Silty-sand foreshore, Kippa-Ring declared Fish Habitat Area

Location

South end of Deception Bay, 5 km west/south-west of Redcliffe.

Plan number

FHA-014 (PDF, 1.1M)

Size

818 ha

Management level

A

Declaration dates

23 January 1969 (original declaration)
24 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
21 December 2012 (redeclared to improve boundary definition including offshore boundary)

Local government

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Management features

Protection of estuarine and bay fish habitats in close proximity to urban development; ephemeral seagrass; extensive sand and mud intertidal flats; mangrove communities along southern foreshore of Deception Bay.

Habitat values

Sandy and silty-sand foreshores and shoals; Avicennia-dominated foreshore with some Ceriops; samphire flats and seagrass beds.

Fisheries values

Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries; bream; blue salmon; estuary cod; flathead; garfish; jewfish; luderick; mangrove jack; sea mullet; tailor; whiting; mud crabs; sand crabs; banana prawns; eastern king prawns; bay prawns.

Other benefits

Popular recreational area.

Information current as at December 2012.

Last updated
21 December 2012