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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Myora-Amity Banks

One Mile, Myora-Amity Banks declared Fish Habitat Area

One Mile, Myora-Amity Banks declared Fish Habitat Area

Location

Myora and Amity Banks, north-west side of North Stradbroke Island

Plan number

FHA-017 (PDF, 1.1M)

Size

7,151 ha

Management level

A

Declaration dates

23 January 1969 (original declaration of Myora Reserve)
14 May 1992 (original declaration of Myora Extension)
13 August 1999 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries and to combine Myora and Myora Extension FHAs)

Local government

Redland City Council

Management features

Management of fish hauling grounds and local commercial oyster areas; intertidal seagrass; protection of wetland habitats to assist the ongoing productivity of the marine environment and viability of commercial and recreational fishing industries; important penaeid prawn nursery area; designated mooring area.

Habitat values

Shoreline dominated by fringing Avicennia with patches of Rhizophora; extensive seagrass beds including Zostera, Halophila and Syringodium; intertidal shoals; foreshore flats; freshwater habitats.

Fisheries values

Bream; flathead; cobia; snapper; garfish; spotted and school mackerel; sea mullet; tailor; whiting; banana, eastern king and bay prawns; mud crabs; sand crabs; oysters.

Unique features

Capembah Creek provides a constant direct freshwater input to the mangrove community.

Other benefits

Research, education, management and long-term maintenance of a biological sampling and educational site near Brisbane; minor area of coral; important dugong and turtle habitat.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last updated
27 September 2012