Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Eurimbula
Eurimbula Creek, west of the Town of Seventeen Seventy.
19 November 1983 (original declaration)
19 December 2003 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Gladstone Regional Council
Important conservation area – of scientific value as an undisturbed standard for comparison and reservoir for replenishing locally exploited estuaries such as Round Hill Creek.
Extensive zones of Avicennia, Aegiceras, Osbornia, Rhizophora and Ceriops mangroves; some patches of saltmarsh and claypan; sandy beaches; intertidal flats.
Recreational and Indigenous fishing within the area; important mud crab and commercial fish habitat (nursery); barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; jewfish; king salmon; mangrove jack; queenfish; sea mullet; school mackerel; whiting; banana prawns; mud crabs.
One of only two estuaries where the mangrove Lumnitzera racemosa is locally common.
None presently identified.