Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Deception Bay
Mud flats of the Deception Bay declared Fish Habitat Area
Caboolture River and foreshore south to Deception Bay.
1,488.46 ha management A
1.58 ha management B
A and B
23 January 1969 (original declaration)
24 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
11 November 2011 (revised to add adjoining fish habitats)
21 December 2012 (revised to allow essential public infrastructure)
17 March 2017 (redeclared an area at Cundoot Creek to management B to allow road bridge construction to meet Planning and Environment Court and road safety requirements)
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Estuarine and bay habitats supporting commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries in close proximity to developed areas.
Shoreline mangrove woodlands dominated by Avicennia with sandy-mud foreshores adjacent to tidal flats, creek beds dominated by Avicennia and Aegiceras, samphire flats around the mouths of Caboolture River and Burpengary Creek, extensive sand and mud intertidal flats, ephemeral seagrass beds.
Important juvenile finfish and crustacean area; local recreational crab fishery; Australian bass; bream; blue salmon; estuary cod; flathead; garfish; jewfish; luderick; mangrove jack; sea mullet; tailor; whiting; mud and sand crabs; banana, school, greasyback and bay prawns.
None presently identified.
Information current as at December 2012.