Maritime competency : Master 5, Marine Engine Driver 3, Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers
Food Safety : NSW Food Safe, FITC
Other Training : First Aid, Forklift Ticket, Marine Card - Slipways, White Card, STCW9S, Master Fisherman Program May 2019, SFIEMS201B Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
Peter left school in 1996 to start working as a deckhand out of Eden. He completed his Skippers ticket in Tasmania, working up and down the Eastern Coast on various tuna vessels before buying his first home in Coffs Harbour in 2000.
After working on tuna vessels most of his working career, Peter thought he would try his hand at other types of fishing, first trying his hand at snapper fishing before turning to his first prawn trawler in 2009. Peter loved prawn trawling so much that after six years, he went into partnership with his wife Stacy, buying their first vessel the “Sarah May” in 2015.
Peter’s fresh catch is available at the Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-Op.
Peter is a recognised OceanWatch Master Fisherman, trained and experienced in responsible and sustainable fishing practices.