Meet Clinton Scharfe Skipper - Operations & Sales Age: 36

What I love about my job

I love the thrill of the chase. The Spencer Gulf Prawn Fishery is one of the last real fisheries where it is not governed by a quota but instead limited by nights and zoned areas. Each vessel is given a 10-12 day window over the dark of the moon to haul in as much Crustacea as the skipper can find. It is certainly a high pressure environment but truly rewarding.

"I love the thrill of the chase. It is certainly a high pressure environment but truly rewarding."

Why I chose it

I didn’t choose it. It chose me! I grew up with a love of the ocean and exposure to fishing.

Qualifications

Master 500 GT, Master class 4, M.E.D. 1