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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Meunga Creek

Location

Meunga Creek to 20 m downstream of Bruce Highway, includes coastal waters outside mouth, 4 km north/north-west of Cardwell.

Plan number

FHA-040 (PDF, 414K)

Size

440 ha

Management level

A

Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declaration)
21 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Cardwell Shire Council

Management features

Protection of barramundi habitat and associated wetlands; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.

Habitat values

Extensive Rhizophora zone associated with estuary; subtidal and intertidal flats; vegetated and unvegetated salt flats.

Fisheries values

Important recreational fishing area; commercial and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; whiting.

Other benefits

Adjoining Melaleuca forests.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last reviewed
28 June 2019
Last updated
27 September 2012