Karen Holder – International Women’s Day 2017
I am in partnership with my husband in our blue swimming crab wildcatch operation based in Adelaide SA.
• President South Australian Blue Crabpot Fishers Association.
• Vice President WINSC
• Executive committee member SAWIN
• 2016 SA RIRDC Rural Womens award finalist
• Profiled as a Fisher on Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCe77aA2TsE
What I love about my seafood industry – It has provided me with an incredibly interesting life and I have had the privilege of meeting a large amount of people and having a profile and reach that has been beyond what I would have ever imagined growing up on a farm in a small country town on the far west coast of South Australia.
Most interesting moment– Being remembered by the Minister for Fisheries for the “best sausage rolls ever” when he went for a trip on our boat.
Thoughts about my industry- It is a life which has been incredibly varied and certainly filled with some amazing highlights and some equally memorable troughs that have shaped my life. One of the most powerful is to be able to stand in front of a shop or eat in a restaurant and know the boat you own caught that product.