Fisheries habitats

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.

Further information

Last updated 10 May 2017