Fish habitats support the state's fisheries. We manage and safeguard these vital habitats by protecting marine plants and fish passage and assessment of development applications.
Declared Fish Habitat Areas (FHAs) are managed by the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing; however development applications in declared FHAs are assessed by Fisheries Queensland.
Development approvals required for impacts to fisheries habitats are now managed by the State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) at the Department of Local Government, Infrastructure and Planning.
Self-assessable codes may be used for low-impact development involving aquaculture, disturbance to marine fish habitats
Resource Allocation Authorities
Required for works within a declared Fish Habitat Area, tidal aquaculture or deadwood collection.
Marine plants including mangroves
Marine plants are protected due to their importance for fisheries productivity.
Policies, guidelines and fact sheets
Policies, guidelines and fact sheets for the management of fish habitats.
Research and scholarships
Information about research into management of fish habitats in Queensland
Education resources promoting information about the importance of marine plants and fish habitats for fisheries productivity.
Instream structures and fish passage
Queensland's freshwater fish habitat structures and fish passages, including waterway barriers
The value of freshwater wetlands for fisheries.