MEET THE THAT’S WILD! MEMBERS
Innisfail Seafood 07 4061 1579
Wild Caught And Wonderful For You!
Innisfail Seafood is uniquely located right on the banks of the stunning North Johnstone River in Innisfail and is the best place to enjoy 'Seafood in the Tropics'. Enjoy fish & chips by the river overlooking the trawlers, or our selection of fresh wild caught local seafood.
Paul Rowe, Bowen. 0428 499 464 Supplier: Mudcrab and Reef Fish
Hi, here's my story:
A mate Dave scored me a job as decky on a live trout boat called the “Hobbo 2” in the late 90’s, wow what an eye opener! The Great Barrier Reef was spectacular and the fishing was even better, I decided line fishing was the job for me.
Now 20 years on I’m running my own small family business. Over time I’ve learnt its very valuable to educate the public about our sustainable practices. This is what inspired me to become a Reef Gaurdian Fisher and join That’s Wild, to help promote the importance of sustainable fisheries and the value of local wild caught seafood.
My Wife Tina is an Early Childhood teacher at a learning centre here in Bowen, this creates a great opportunity for me to educate children about Bowen’s local produce and the importance of sustainable fishing and share ways we can look after our waterways and ocean life. I believe that having a local fisherman educate the younger generation about these topics will reward our industry and community in the long term.
Hopefully one day I will be able to offer a job to that eager young fisherman I was.
Great Barra - Authentic Australia Barramundi is a progressive new business based in Queensland marketing and promoting nationally Wild Caught Barramundi from the Gulf and East Coast regions.
Our aim is to develop and support the Barramundi fishing families in these areas to create a better future for the wild barramundi industry.
0456 295 660
Supplier: Reef Fish. With young Greyson and Sacha Sawtell. Two brothers involved in the future of fishing. Hopefully .
0409 473 110
Ben and Coralie Collison
Premium quality wild hand-line caught, Sustainable Coral Trout and Reef Fish from the GBR Nth Qld
Live, Chilled and Frozen.
Reef Guardian Fishers
Call 0400 728 360
Cairns: Call Sonia 0427 691 509 Exporting and buying and supplying Live Lobster, Coral Trout and Mud Crab from all regional areas. Buying and supplying whole fish, fresh on ice and frozen fillets. Wholesale and retail direct to the public.
208 Hartley St
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Ash’s Holiday Units Karumba
With great accommodation at Karumba Point, your home away from home, Ash’s is a fun place to stay. Hosts Mark and Yvonne are professional and proudly support the local community and fishing industry.
Ash’s famous fish and chips always comes home as a top dining experience. Never miss!
Mark handles all the seafood and will buy nothing but the best. If you are looking for top quality Gulf seafood this is where you have to be!
BETH WARD and her family have been fishing in the Cape and the Gulf since the fishery was first established. Pioneers of these waters, fishing is definitely in their blood and always will be.
The Gulf fishing industry is in great shape and the fishing community acknowledges Beth and her family for all the work they do to keep it that way.
CHRIS BOLTON FISHING
“I've said it before and I'll keep saying it, to help the reef we need facts not fiction.
Fabricated research definitely doesn't help.” (Chris Bolton on issues concerning the GBR)
A family owned and operated fishing business. Supplying Australia with supreme quality fish, direct from our boat to you. Qld Fishing licence 13193.
Chris is a great advocate for no nonsense competent professional commercial fishing operations. Check out his Facebook Page for plenty of interesting information about commercial fishing.
470 Murdering Point Road
DANE KING has fished in the East Coast fishery for many years.
Dane and Leanne have a considerable portfolio of fishing licenses covering the East Coast and Gulf of Carpentaria.
He is also a Board member of The Fishermens Portal Inc. Please contact Dane about almost anything to do with the Qld commercial fishing industry and seafood sales and supplies. He's only too happy to point you in the right direction.
D J, a second-generation fisherman has been fishing in the Gulf of Carpentaria for more than 30 years.
Together, he and his wife Donna and now, their son Matthew supply frozen filleted, Barra, King Salmon, Grunter, and other species direct to the public and/or wholesale.
You can contact Donna or D J for orders large and small. Product is available direct to the public in Townsville
Jeff Newman started professional barramundi fishing in the late 1970's on the east coast around his hometown of Innisfail before
heading around to Karumba in the Gulf of Carpentaria. He fished there for several years, sometimes with his brother and other times with a boat of his own. In the mid 1980s Jeff was joined by his now wife Sandi.
The couple bought their first boat, ANN MAREE and set out to produce the highest quality product of organic wild caught frozen barramundi fillets possible. Always believing that every Australian has the right to enjoy delicious, healthy wild caught fish, their aim was to ensure that even people who could not get out to fish themselves would still be able to enjoy this tasty wonderful product.
Fishermen, farmers on the sea, know that like their cousins, farmers on the land, the best product starts with healthy grounds. Jeff and Sandi have been fortunate enough to work in the pristine waters of firstly the Gulf of Carpentaria then later the Northern Territory. They have always maintained the best fishing practises possible, looking after their grounds by never over-fishing, releasing any large breeder size fish, and disposing of rubbish responsibly.
Over the years, they often invited scientists on board their vessel for a week at a time, to record all their catches and provide opportunities for research to help them maintain a sustainable, healthy fishery. Often at sea for months at a time, Jeff and Sandi both agree that although the work can be very hard and the hours can be very long, the lifestyle can be very rewarding, being out in nature, pitting yourself against the elements but often seeing amazing sights. Sandi always says that everyday has the potential to be a huge adventure!! Through necessity, Jeff has become a very experienced Jack of all trades, as out here in isolated areas, you need to be your own mechanic, communication guru, refrigeration mechanic, electrician, medic, as well as fish catcher.
These days, Jeff and Sandi continue to fish for wild caught barramundi on board their vessel ANDREA-D over in the northern territory, where Jeff is the Chairman of the Barramundi Licensee Committee and also a board member of the Northern Territory Seafood Council. In his role there he helps to represent the barramundi industry, liasoning between the fishermen, northern territory government and other stakeholders.
In this age of fast paced living, with so many choices being offered, it is not always easy to tell where our food is coming from or how it has been treated along the way. This is where THAT'S WILD! comes in. Promoting healthy wild caught fish and making the knowledge available to the general public about where and what products come under these categories.
THAT'S WILD! promotes and supports not only the seafood but the fishermen behind the product plus all the other businesses who support and are connected to them.
THAT’S WILD! provides a direct link between the consumer and the fisherman so that they can know and be assured where their fish is coming from.
Karumba Point Holiday & Tourist Park
07 4745 9306
A unique family owned and run park and your home away from home. A short walk to the Tavern, Boat ramp and shops. Karumba Point Holiday and Tourist Park is a major participant in local community events. Here you usually can purchase 5 kg and 10 blocks of top quality frozen seafood.
There's a free bar-b-q once a week, unsually local wild caught seafood. Drop in and say hello to the friendly staff.
Check out thier details:
He is always ready to help if anyone needs it, from his close friends to strangers, he’s a champion. (Some know him as Capitan Crabclause the casual crabber!)
It’s great to have fishermen like Michael in the industry. Michael can help people and businesess with the supply of local Gulf mud crabs.
Food Packaging & Material Handling Specialists
Oceanic Agencies is an independent Queensland based business working collaboratively with the Australian Seafood and Meat industries to provide specialist solutions for meat & seafood packaging.
Our expertise lies in our ability to successfully work with clients throughout Australasia to customise their unique packaging requirements.
We pride ourselves on a reputation that has been gained through a process of consultation and development with our clients.
Oceanic Agencies offers clients the opportunity to reduce costs without compromising on quality and on any style of packaging. We are focused on providing high-quality packaging and service and always strive to meet the highest standards of customer satisfaction.
Torres Strait Seafoods
Mob 0427 691 509
Bungalow Qld 4870
Buying mudcrab and trout from local fishermen
Scott and Terri Stevens
Scott and Terri are hugely popular in the commercial fishing sector and the local community. They have set a standard and have a reputation for top shelf product every time.
Supplying filleted and fresh whole fish on ice:
Barra, King Salmon, Blue Salmon, Grunter, Queenfish, Pomfret, Mackerel
Marto’s Wild Caught Seafood
Stephen and Madelene Martin
Stephen and Madelene are fishermen from Burketown in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. Supplying top quality local seafood direct to the public from their retail outlets and to wholesalers.
P: 0747 455 057
Burktown (Gulf of Carpentaria)
Terry has fished the East Coast of Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria since the early 80's. He is an experienced fisherman who is guaranteed to supply a top product.
Terry’s primary species are mudcrab and mackerels and to a lesser extent, other species.
Terry is one of those people who makes it look easy no matter what they do.
Recently, Terry has begun working together with Scott Stevens. These guys are a great team and certainly show us a snap shot of what the future of Queensland’s inshore fisheries will look like
Oceans Best Seafood Beerwah,
A specialist seafood retailer that offers premium fresh and cooked seafood, burgers and the best homemade potato scallops.
P: 0417 650 711
Michael Thompson 0417 650 711 Supplier and seafood outlet. Fish buyer and fisherman.
Michael is an advisor to the Portal Board
Spplier: Mudcrab, Spanish Mackerel
P 0438 372 399
Moffat Beach Qld
These guys are That’s Wild! members too!!
Arron Dale: Brisbane 0437 313 797 Supplier Bait (Bloodworm)
Robert Phillips: Bowen 0419 761 647 Supplier: Reef Fish
Selwyn Zurvas: Rockhampton Mudcrab
Jock Raymond: Gladstone 0455 314 289 Supplier: Mudcrab