The Mind-blowing story about prawning in the Karumba and the gulf
The mind-blowing story about prawning in the Karumba and the gulf
Here we are in Karumba it’s the start of the prawn season 2015 the guys are all getting ready to head out fairly shortly in the next couple of days. All the crew tested all their equipment each boat will catch around about a hundred tons of pawns. They’ll catch them process them and freeze them at sea and the boats will come back every couple of weeks and unloading Karumba.
Here at our facility and the product will be loaded up into trucks and head out to all the coal stores around the country so some of the biggest changes from growing up. Here is key and coming down the wharf and seeing boats come in with wet prawns and fast-forwarding.
Today we’ve got onboard freezing that put the porns in the box and they put it blocks the boxes in a thing for a snap and they freeze really really quickly without porn fishing to me. It’s not what you do it’s who we are really and be pushed to the limit right. I will quote this to the limit that brings the best out of you packing roughly 30 ton of France in and out snaps in the freezer – your hands are bleeding and you think to yourself why did I put myself in this position curl up in the corner crying.
Oh, I thought it was up about the first season it just breaks he’s not a person unless you break out here there’s a no you’re going home. Your act together in 24 hours clean your boat down like you clean the house take pride in what you’re doing and that’s a proud moment when the script says right boys with funk. In one shot that says life sausage all over the Gulf has a special place with me and I like coming back every year the massive catches and the excitement of an artificial.
Well I guess, when I actually come up here I was going off the rails a little I’ll set up here by my father get away from the riffraff my dad’s a diver my brothers are all trout fishermen just thought I’d give it a go on the rap diss and see you do a bit of arm drawing and you catch good prawns a feeling you get that’s a buzz that’s better than anything.
I know and I love doing that the exciting thing for me with that is when the prawns are on and I mean they’re fizzing off the top of the water and just bouncing everywhere like balls. It’s time to attack and we’ll attack each other any maneuver we can and block them out once we start fishing.
It’s a very demanding job and keeps me very busy and I love that 20 years ago. I lived in Darwin and I loved boats and the ocean and I had an opportunity to work on a boat and I just loved it because I found myself in a few times getting up in the middle of night after a tiger shot and just scrubbing the boat for no reason no just a really brain scrub but just loving the job that much.
I suppose you’ve gotta be a certain type of person to be able to work on the boats because you got mantasy for long periods of time. You’re in a really confined space with eight people that you’ve never met before in a super stressful situation.
Sometimes most of the people that work on trawl is a pretty colorful bunch of people eclectic you gotta be a little bit mad already before you come out here so, when you do go mad yeah ready for it. You know to pull over nicknames distracted Mozza chopped up boppers party one fella is never 8 and a wingding and his life’s of it we pulled in wingding so instantly they gave me the name cookie everybody calls me a cookie now.
I mean I’m fine with that film with AK I add Z and Ben’s Escobar I don’t engineer in the deck i am got this new guy called sumo. They treat me with respect they’re adventurous people they really enjoy exploring the world.
I really like the homework venture coming into Karumba for me. It’s a long long way from home on South Victoria. I’m from Ashburton and New Zealand. I’m from Port Douglas actually born in Mossman and from Germany, derive Daniels from Perth Western Australia.
See the world from the different view not being on the land 24/7 might be a little bit of time away from the family which you know you certainly respect to miss but then you do learn to understand how much you love it.
When you get back to what I reckon and just kind of wait you know just being out there and not being able to see land and the wildlife that you see is incredible. It’s got it all up here the desert dry areas and beaches the beaches are beautiful. Environmental sustainability is an important element of our business and animal welfare plays. An important role the people who have this aspect that we destroying the actual bottom like the reves that it’s not true.
We start away from the race patrol on renewable mud bottom that has replenished after every wet season we’ve got MSC certification and friend of the C certification that helps us to ensure that we’re operating our boats in a sustainable way so that every year.
We go back this product there for us to catch we work closely with government and CSIRO to ensure that we have the best management practices of our industry the attitude of our crews is very proactive towards conserving an environment.
It’s a big ecosystem it’s you’ve got to have the Predators you’ve got to have the baby ones it’s just part of a big sigh but everything helps everything there’s not much big stuff that comes through the nets anymore because of the Thames with the turtle exploding devices the BRD there’s a by-product reduction device all ever in play they seem to be working quite well last year.
I didn’t see one turtle no plastic goes in the ocean anything that it’s basically an intruder to the environment. I represent sons is working with well animal protection to come up with practical solutions to tackling the ghost net problem now the Gulf of Carpentaria is a global hotspot for ghost nets although this fishery isn’t part of the problem they have committed to be part of the solution.
I think it’s important to collect all the ghost nets and anything that we do see floating around out to protect our fishery and the marine life Raptors have undertaken to report and if possible retrieve ghost nets.
I can see really important about Karumba everything we can do to make sure that cycle stays the same it’s going to be better for us all I’ve seen Turtles out there I’d like more kids to see it turtles out there gia, gongs, dolphins, and whales. We’ve got a beautiful marine life look after what we’ve got we’re a beautiful backyard.
Throughout this in my eyes the best company could ever want to work for they definitely have to be the leaders as far as some technology goes okay well plenty of gear here in from buyers just ample amount of deer for the buyers nosology deer and I go look around the boats and sort of see the work that goes into the boats and the Train we all get with their backup tool supporters.
Um second the money, I mean Heather in the office that she’s so super nice like whatever I have like any problem. I can go to her they’re very professional by the way. I approach the efficient I had personal issues very bad ones back home. I looked after me made sure I got home oceanographer.
I claim to see such a big company you care about individual workers like it’s good to see Fisher was the only me thirty-year company continues to go from strength to strength over the last few years. I believe the industries on the rise a big feel about what’s going on around here and we’re continuing to work towards operating a successful business