Declared fish habitat areas
A declared fish habitat area (FHA) is an area protected against physical disturbance from coastal development, while still allowing legal fishing.
Queensland's FHA network ensures fishing for the future by protecting all inshore and estuarine fish habitats (e.g. vegetation, sand bars and rocky headlands) contained within declared FHAs, which play the key role of sustaining local and regional fisheries.
- Declared Fish Habitat Area Network Strategy 2015–2020
- Declared Fish Habitat Area Network Assessment Report 2012
- Protection and management
Where declared fish habitat areas are found, how they are protected, activities allowed
Download gazetted plans and descriptions, view locations of FHAs, get GIS coverage
- Selection and declaration
Process, selection criteria, consultation, current proposals
- Policies and code of practice
How declared FHAs are investigated and managed, and when approvals may and may not be granted
- Instream structure inventory program
Five year program to identify and categorise structures in declared FHAs.
- Declared Fish Habitat Area Investigations Program - Central Queensland
Three year program to investigate the proposal of two new declared FHAs and expansion of two existing declared FHAs