Hi my name is Karen Butler & after working for 20 years as a critical care nurse & paramedic I injured my back & am unable to lift stretchers. …so faced with the prospect of sitting around extremely bored for the rest of my life I bought my first commercial Deep Sea Fishing boat…. Fishing Buddies Coffs Harbour… a 8.8 m Jaguar Hydrofield working Line East, Line West & Trap in NSW.
We are also a Commercial Fishing Training Vessel facilitating AMSA task books & 30 days experience on a commercial vessel for AMSA Coxswain NC1 in conjunction with TAFE courses. Once qualified there are many opportunities in commercial fishing & shipping. Many people just want to buy their own commercial boat.
I absolutely love my retirement career as a professional fisher as every day is an adventure & you never know what is going to happen next…living life in the moment.