First Name – Jock

Last Name – Sutherland

What year did you first start fishing?     1982

Are you part of a generational fishing family?   Yes, 3rd generation

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

I always knew I wanted to be a fishermen like my father and grandfather, it was a family business that I wanted to be join.

What are your top 3 species for your business?

  1. Prawns
  2. Whiting
  3. Crabs

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

Launching my boat that was built by my Dad, brother and myself in 1987. The Mildred Joyce is her name and I still operate my business from this vessel today.

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

The co-op gives me security. To have a co-op facility and its community to support my business makes things simpler.

What’s a hobby you have outside of fishing?

I’m currently enjoying renovating my house. I love to spend time with my family too.

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