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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Eurimbula

Sandy shorelines of Eurimbula declared Fish Habitat Area

Sandy shorelines of Eurimbula declared Fish Habitat Area

Location

Eurimbula Creek, west of the Town of Seventeen Seventy.

Plan number

FHA-038 (PDF, 361K)

Size

606 ha

Management level

A

Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declaration)
19 December 2003 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Gladstone Regional Council

Management features

Important conservation area – of scientific value as an undisturbed standard for comparison and reservoir for replenishing locally exploited estuaries such as Round Hill Creek.

Habitat values

Extensive zones of Avicennia, Aegiceras, Osbornia, Rhizophora and Ceriops mangroves; some patches of saltmarsh and claypan; sandy beaches; intertidal flats.

Fisheries values

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.

Unique features

One of only two estuaries where the mangrove Lumnitzera racemosa is locally common.

Other benefits

None presently identified.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last updated
27 September 2012