First Name          –              Jake

Last Name          –              Bowland

What year did you first start fishing?     2010 aged 21

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

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

I went to University and have a degree as a Marine Biologist. I didn’t enjoy working with people but I have always enjoyed fishing so I thought I would try it as a job.

What are your top 3 species for your business?

1             Snapper

2              Teraglin

3              Bonito

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

Just being on the water doing what I love everyday. Everyday is different and I am always learning new things.

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

Convenient and 24hr access. I can just go to work, do what I love, bring my product here and the rest is looked after by the Co-op.

What’s a hobby you have outside of fishing?

Fishing as I really enjoy it. When fishing feels like work, I just don’t go.

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