Young NSW fishers launch new business podcast

19 Nov 2020

Jack Salt, oyster farmer from Pambula

Young commercial fishers, oyster farmers, and aquaculturists will share how they work and run their businesses in the new podcast, The Business of Fishing, commences on Thursday 19 November.

Covering eight costal, river and inland locations around NSW, the podcast highlights some of New South Wales’ most inspiring young commercial fishers, oyster farmers and aquaculturists who are succeeding in their industry and have reinvented parts of their businesses as a result of the challenges faced by COVID-19.

The Business of Fishing focuses on the business aspects behind the scenes, not in the boat. With a diverse range of businesses, ranging from open catch fishing to oyster farming, and all the way to inland breeding of Murray Cod.

The eight episodes will cover topics such as management of income and expenses, how technology can help you work smarter, not harder, the challenges of wanting a family and a career, and adapting your business model to meet the market.

Team leader of the Young Farmer Business Program, Alexandra Hicks said the podcasts are a great way for young people to reach other young people who may be geographically dispersed or isolated.

“This podcast is made by young fishers in NSW, who are telling their stories, told in their voices. They share their journeys and it’s a very inspiring series for young fishers,” Ms Hicks said.

“It’s a really powerful way to learn – from other people just like you. This is the first podcast like this, we are very excited to launch this great informative series!”

The podcast has been created by the NSW Department of Primary Industries Young Farmer Business Program who are thrilled to feature a selection of hard working and ambitious fishers, oyster farmers and aquaculturists across New South Wales.

Weekly speakers and topics include:

  • Danny Green Coffs Harbour, Wild harvest
  • Jack Salt Pambula, Oysters
  • Troy Billin Yamba, Wild harvest
  • Jason Georgoulis Sydney, Wild harvest
  • Matt Ryan Bilbul, Aquaculture
  • Ewan & Bella Bale Port Macquarie, Oysters
  • Lucas Ashley Port Stephens, Oysters
  • Alex Tucker Hawkesbury, Wild harvest

A new podcast of The Business of Fishing is available each week, over the next eight weeks, download for free via Google Podcasts, the Apple Podcasts and YouTube.

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