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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Repulse

Repulse declared Fish Habitat Area at Conway Beach

Repulse declared Fish Habitat Area at Conway Beach

Location

Cape Conway to Seaforth, 40 km south-east of Proserpine.

Plan number

FHA-004 (PDF, 1.3M)

Size

69,496 ha

Management level

A

Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declaration)
10 May 1986 (redeclared to extend across Repulse Bay to St Helens Bay)
24 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Whitsunday Shire Council

Management features

Habitat conservation for fish and prawn stocks; protection of fishing grounds.

Habitat values

Mangrove-dominated floodplain with Rhizophora, Acanthus, Acrostichum, Avicennia and Ceriops common; mangrove-lined creeks; intertidal flats; seagrass beds around the mouth of Repulse Creek.

Fisheries values

Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; whiting; banana prawns.

Other benefits

Protection of dugong and marine turtle habitat.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last updated
27 September 2012