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Yamba fisherman Troy Billin will feature in The Business of Fishing podcast series, which can be viewed as from December 24. To see this podcast: Google – The Business of Fishing podcast. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

Local fisherman features in podcast

Lynne Mowbray |


Yamba fisherman Troy Billin will feature in a Department of Primary Industry (DPI) Young Farmer Business Program podcast series, The Business of Fishing, with his episode appearing from Christmas Eve on.

The podcast series follows the fishing business practices of several young commercial fishers, oyster farmers and aqua culturists in NSW, who are succeeding in their businesses.

The eight-part series focuses on the business aspects of these fishing businesses, such as the management of income and expenses, use of technology and working smarter not harder etc.

Troy Billin said that he has been a fisherman for around 24 years and his business includes mud crabs, meshing and hauling in the river, pocket netting for prawns and line-fishing outside (at sea) for mackerel, snapper and jewfish etc.

“It’s a good business,” Troy said.

“I always wanted to do it, I love what I do, and I don’t think I’d do anything else.

“The Young Farmers Business Program (which I’d previously taken part in) selected me for this podcast along with other young fishers from up and down the coast.

“The podcast is basically about how I run my business – not so much about the fishing side of things – it’s more about the business. The Young Farmers Business Program is all about business coaching and that sort of stuff.

“Everyone’s different and they all run their businesses in different ways,” he said.

Troy’s episode will feature in The Business of Fishing podcast as from December 24.