Broad Sound Fish Habitat Area - QLD

  National Parks,Reserves


DEG: -22.292448 149.797073
DMS: 22º 17' 32.81" S 149º 47' 49.46" E
UTM: 55 K 7532133mN 788203mE
Altitude: -10.87m


Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves


79.3kms SouthEast of Ilbilbie
110.27kms NorthWest of Yaamba
126.75kms NorthEast of Middlemount
134.18kms NorthWest of Yeppoon

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Broad Sound Fish Habitat consists of 170,330 hectare of the Broad Sound and adjoining estuarine systems, 125 km SE of Mackay. Consisting of Extensive mangroves and salt marshes around estuary; mangrove-lined creeks and seagrass beds; high tidal range with extensive inter tidal areas exposed at low tide.

Originally declared on the 20 November 1986, re-declared on 30 November 1995 (with boundary modifications), and again on 28 March 2008. The Habitat is part of Isaac Regional Council / Rockhampton Regional Council.

The Broad Sound Fish Habitat is the QLD State’s largest declared Fish Habitat Area for Conservation of commercial and recreational fishing grounds; protection of dugong habitat as well as key fish habitats: Barramundi, blue salmon, bream, estuary cod, flathead, grey mackerel, grunter, mangrove jack, queen-fish, sea mullet, school mackerel, whiting, banana prawns, mud crab.

The habitat is also a key area to a number of bird species, including the Great Knot (migrates from Siberia annualy) and the Yellow Chat.
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Closest Weather Station

St Lawrence at 19/12:00am EST
Distance from Broad Sound Fish Habitat Area 28.7km W
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Closest Climatic Station

St Lawrence Post Office
Distance from Broad Sound Fish Habitat Area 27.52km W
Mean Max. °C31.731.430.929.326.724.323.825.027.028.930.431.5
Mean Min. °C22.522.521.118.415.112.210.911.814.417.720.221.7
Mean Rain mm206.3199.8134.858.947.749.531.923.926.344.971.4125.2

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