Broad Sound Fish Habitat Area - QLD

National Parks,Reserves Bay,Inlet,Cove Beach Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

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

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

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

Address & Contact

Australia
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Information

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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Weather

Closest Weather Station

St Lawrence at 24/10:00pm EST
Distance from Broad Sound Fish Habitat Area 28.7km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
19.6°C22.0°C85%17.0°C1014.3hPa0.0mmCALM0km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

St Lawrence Post Office
Distance from Broad Sound Fish Habitat Area 27.52km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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