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Layer: Queensland Fish Habitat Areas

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Resource purpose/summary
This dataset provides a quick reference to OUTER Boundaries of Declared Fish Habitat Areas for State of Queensland (Section 120 - Fisheries Act-1994). The official plans are available on the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing  website. - Managing protected areas.
Updates are as required. Currency: 5 Sept 2014
Additional human language abstract/description

The 70 Fish Habitat Areas in this dataset are declared under Section 120 - Fisheries Act-1994 and Schedule 3-Queensland Fisheries Regulations 2008, effective 5September2014. This is a composite of ALL Fish Habitat Area boundary areas gazetted/regazetted between 1998-2014. (The 'OUTER BOUNDARY' conforms where possible to base data, prepared from the Digital Cadastral Data Base (DCDB) produced by the Dept of Natural Resources and Mines(DNRM), and representative of Real Property and Crown Land boundaries. For EXCLUSIONS within these FHA areas - refer to referenced gazettals. Latest Gazettals September2014. Note: This dataset has had the 'OUTER BOUNDARY' line corrected where possible to conform with the current cadastre without altering any description or intentions that are described on the face of existing gazetted FHA plans. The indicative boundaries have been adjusted in accordance with DCDB shifts that are continuously refined by ground survey and survey control. Cadastre Currency as at August2014

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Queensland Fish Habitat Areas
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Queensland Coast
Marine Habitat Protection
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Security use limitations

Outer boundaries as depicted within this dataset are representaive only of the boundaries shown on the Gazetted plans. The boundaries are for Adminatrative purposes only and NOT for USE as formal surveyed lines. While the plans and this dataset are formed on the base data using the Digital Cadastral Database (Qld) the locational accuracy of the boundaries are, as captured, at a point in time. The DCDB is a voitile source that is continually prone to spatial adjustment as new survey data is captured. Hence the Outer Boundary may NOT truly reflect current cadastre in position and/or parcel identification.

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Contact—individual name
David W Sully
Contact—organization name
Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
Contact—position name
Principal Technical Officer
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Theme Keys
Marine Habitat
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Last updated: 22 March 2013

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Fish habitat areas – spatial metadata, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 17 May 2018, <>.

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