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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Staaten-Gilbert

Staaten River near the mouth

Staaten River near the mouth

Location

120 km north-west of Karumba, between just south of Gilbert River mouth to approximately 8 km north of Staaten River mouth.

Plan number

FHA-061 (PDF, 733K)

Size

22,147 ha

Management level

A

Declaration dates

19 May 1990 (original declaration)
1 July 2010 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries, extended offshore)

Local government

Carpentaria Shire Council

Management features

Department of Primary Industries sampling stations in the Staaten River from Dinah Island upstream to Wyaaba Creek supported original declaration.

Habitat values

Closed and open Avicennia along foreshore; closed Avicennia and mixed communities in riverine areas; extensive unvegetated salt flats associated with estuary; extensive nearshore sand banks associated with river mouths; extensive scald areas.

Fisheries values

Conservation of commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries resources; important prawn and fish nursery area; barramundi; blue salmon; grey mackerel; king salmon; queenfish; grunter; mud crabs.

Other benefits

None presently identified.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last updated
27 September 2012