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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Murray River

Murray River declared Fish Habitat Area

Murray River declared Fish Habitat Area

Location

Murray River, 22 km south/south-east of Tully.

Plan number

FHA-009 (PDF, 482K)

Size

1,579 ha

Management level

A

Declaration dates

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

Local government

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Management features

Protection of important barramundi habitat; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.

Habitat values

Extensive Rhizophora zone associated with estuary; sub-tidal and intertidal flats; vegetated and unvegetated salt flats; sandy foreshores and river mouth.

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; tiger prawns.

Other benefits

Adjoining Melaleuca forests.

Other benefits

None presently identified.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last updated
27 September 2012