Australia’s wild prawn fishers are both men and women, are diverse, in culture and industry heritage, and are proud of how they catch quality prawns for Australian families.
Who are the prawn fishers?
Australia’s wild prawn fishers are courageous and often leave families behind for days, weeks or months at a time to catch prawns in challenging conditions.
From cyclonic weather that hits the West Australian coast, to the heavy humidity in the Gulf of Carpentaria, the roaring 40s through the Great Australian Bight or the perils of crossing the bar at Clarence River, prawn fishermen’s seafaring skills are essential to their safety and repeated return home.
To hear live stories about what it’s like at sea, watch “Frontier Fishermen”.