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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Midge

Midge declared Fish Habitat Area

Midge declared Fish Habitat Area

Location

Dempster and Hervey Creek and the foreshore/coastal waters south to Dewars Point, 45 km south-east of Proserpine.

Plan number

FHA-001 (PDF, 590K)

Size

8,199 ha

Management level

B

Declaration dates

10 May 1986 (original declaration)
24 July 1998 (redeclared)

Local government

Mackay Regional Council

Management features

Wetlands buffer zone from rural development for Repulse declared Fish Habitat Area; conservation of recreational fishing grounds.

Habitat values

Closed Rhizophora forests along estuary fringed by saltmarsh areas; seagrass beds towards mouth of Black Rock Creek; inshore reefs.

Fisheries values

Recreational and Indigenous fisheries; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; sweetlip; various emperor species; banana and blue-legged king prawns.

Other benefits

Marine turtle habitat.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last updated
27 September 2012