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 still being processed by Fisheries Queensland.
Codes and approvals required for Fisheries development and habitats.
Marine plants including mangroves
Marine plants are protected due to their importance in sustainable fish habitats and fisheries production
Policies and guidelines
Policies and guidelines governing fisheries habitats
Research and scholarships
Information about research into management of fish habitats in Queensland
Education resources promoting information about the long-term sustainable protection of marine plants and fish habitats
Instream structures and fish passage
Queensland's freshwater fish habitat structures and fish passages, including waterway barriers
Freshwater wetlands - their value and the impacts of human activity