First Name          –              Ray

Last Name          –              Saunders

What year did you first start fishing?     1975

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

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

To create employment options for my brothers and support the family fishing business.

What are your top 3 species for your business?

1             School prawns

2              Sand whiting

3              Bream

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

Our family fishing business was awarded the first NSW Aboriginal Business of the Year in 1999 after 51 years of working in the Fishing Industry, setting standards for sustainable Commercial Fishing on the Mid North Coast.

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

Dealing with a well-managed establishment.

What’s a hobby you have outside of fishing?

Travelling when opportunities become available.

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

I was a Director of Taree Co-op many years ago for a period of 2 years.