Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Maroochy
Parts of Maroochy River, Eudlo Creek, Petrie Creek and Coolum Creek north of Maroochydore.
176 ha management A
614 ha management B
A and B
16 March 1974 (original declaration of Maroochy River Fish Habitat Reserve)
17 November 1983 (original declaration of Maroochy Wetland Reserve)
13 August 1999 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries, the two Maroochy areas combined)
5 September 2014 (exclusions around Cooks Road, removal of Boggy Creek, tidal lands of Eudlo Creek and Coolum Creek Regional Parks reinstated)
Sunshine Coast Council
Management of recreational fishing area within relatively undisturbed estuarine landscape; important juvenile and adult fish habitat; limited habitat modification (runnels) for mosquito control; sugar cane, residential (including revetments) and open space areas on some adjacent lands.
Scattered Rhizophora, Bruguiera and Avicennia mangroves with areas of saltmarsh on Maroochy River northern shore; Achrostichum speciosum (mangrove fern) on Maroochy River southern shore; small sparsely-vegetated sandbanks; well established closed mangrove forests in Coolum Creek Regional Park.
Important recreational fishing area; Australian bass; bream; estuary cod; blue salmon; flathead; garfish; jewfish; luderick; mangrove jack; sea mullet; tailor; whiting; banana prawns; mud crabs; school, greasyback, eastern king and bay prawns.
Popular recreation area, habitats support populations of the vulnerable water mouse (Xeromys myoides).