First Name          –              Greg

Last Name          –              Parker

What year did you first start fishing?     1987, Aged 18

Are you part of a generational fishing family?    Yes – 2nd generation

What was your reason or motivation for choosing professional fishing as a career?        

Was a cabinet maker/French polisher by trade. Started helping with on the boat with dad as well and fell in love with the boat/fishing lifestyle and continuing the family business

What are your top 3 species for your business?

1             Redspot whiting

2              Prawns

3              Flathead

What is the most memorable moment for you during your fishing career?

We were coming in after a night’s work and saw a sperm whale under Bennett’s head, At a safe distance we watched it Give birth to its calf. It was an unforgettable moment

What does the co-op mean to you?        OR          why are you part of the co-op?

The co-op gives us a secure foundation to weigh our product in. The co-op fisherman stand united to supply the community with a sustainable seafood resource

What’s a hobby you have outside of fishing?

Breeding exhibition budgies and playing a quick 18 holes of golf

Have you been on the board of directors? If so what years or for how long?

Yes, I was on the board for 11 years with 7 of them being as the chairman.