Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Cawarral Creek
Cawarral and Coorooman creeks, 10 km south of Emu Park, 45 km east of Rockhampton.
FHA-050 Revision 1
9 December 1994 (original declaration)
19 December 2003 (redeclared to clarify boundaries)
11 November 2011 (revised to add adjoining fish habitats)
Livingstone Shire Council
Protection of high quality unimpacted estuarine fisheries habitat; protection of fish spawning, nursery and grow-out habitat.
Tidal creeks dominated by Rhizophora, with patchy Avicennia and Ceriops; estuary dominated by saltmarsh and intertidal flats; rocky structures; undercut and overhanging waterway banks; marine and freshwater swamps and lagoons; sand and pebble beaches.
One of two major destinations for recreational fishers on Capricorn Coast; Indigenous fishing; barramundi, blue salmon, bream, estuary cod, flathead, grey mackerel, grunter, jewfish, king salmon, mangrove jack, queenfish, sea mullet, school mackerel, whiting, mud crab, banana prawns.
None presently identified.
Jupp RY, 2013, Cawarral Creek Declared Fish Habitat Area: Assessment report Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing
Richardson, D & Jones, C 2015, Assessment of sub-tidal habitats at Cawarral Creek, Calliope River and Balaclava Island – Final Report , BMT WBM Pty Ltd (Executive Summary – full report can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.