Fish habitat policies aim to ensure the long-term protection and enhancement of marine plants and fish habitats along Queensland's coast. The policies document management objectives for assessing development proposals which impact on the values and functions of fish habitats. The policies also help maintain statewide consistency.

Please note: Declared fish habitat areas (FHAs) and related policies are managed by the Department of Environment and Science.

Policy revisions

A number of fish habitat policies are being revised to reflect legislative changes and integration of the Fisheries Act 1994 with the Planning Act 2016.


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