Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Elliott River
Lower parts of the Elliott River, 14 km south of Bundaberg.
19 December 2003 (original declaration)
Bundaberg Regional Council
Management of important nursery grounds for local and regional fisheries; protection of a range of near pristine fisheries habitats in one of the few unimpounded systems of southern Queensland.
Mangrove forests dominated by Avicennia, Rhizophora and Ceriops; ephemeral Halophila and Zostera seagrasses; intertidal sand and mud banks; rock bars.
Recreational, commercial and Indigenous fishing; flathead; whiting; bream; barramundi; estuary cod; sweetlip; mullet; king, tiger and banana prawns; mud and sand crabs.
One of the few coastal systems in southern Queensland not regulated by weirs, dams or other impoundment structures, providing unimpeded connectivity between estuarine and freshwater habitats.
None presently identified.
McKinnon, S, Lupton, C & Beumer, J 2002, Declaration of Elliott River Fish Habitat Area, Final Report for Project MPA 31420