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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Peel Island

Peel Island declared Fish Habitat Area

Peel Island declared Fish Habitat Area

Location

Peel, Bird and Goat islands west of Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island, 9 km east of Brisbane.

Plan number

FHA-010 (PDF, 396K)

Size

1,571 ha

Management level

A

Declaration dates

12 June 1971 (original declaration)
24 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Redland City Council

Management features

Fish habitat protection.

Habitat values

High habitat connectivitiy; fringing mangroves dominated by Avicennia with Rhizophora; sand foreshores; submerged coral reef; shoals; sparse/dense Zostera and Halophila beds.

Fisheries values

Coral reef habitat directly supporting recreational, commercial and Indigenous fisheries; bream, cobia; flathead; garfish; school mackerel; snapper; spotted mackerel; sea mullet; sweetlip; tailor; tuskfish; various emperor species; whiting;, oysters; marine aquarium fish; mud and sand crabs; banana; eastern king and bay prawns.

Other benefits

Protects important marine turtle and dugong habitats; is a popular area for boating day trips in Moreton Bay.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last updated
27 September 2012