First Name – Ryan

Last Name – Ragno

What year did you first start fishing?     2014

Are you part of a generational fishing family?   Yes, 5th generation

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

I started my career as a Rope Access Welder, I finally saved up enough money in that job to buy into the fishing industry. I always knew that I wanted to keep the generational fishing in my family going.

What are your top 3 species for your business?

  1. Prawns
  2. Crabs
  3. Pipis

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

I work in the beach haul crew each mullet season and we encounter a lot of sharks. Being in the water with the net and the sharks too has given me some heart racing moments.

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

The co-op provides me with a facility that looks after my product and provides us a cool room, ice room, bait, fuel, freight etc. for my product without me having to worry about it.

What’s a hobby you have outside of fishing?


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

Yes, currently on the board for the past 2 years.