"LIFE ON THE BOATS IS HARD WORK BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF REWARDS - THE KEY THING IS TO HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE AND A GOOD WORK ETHIC. ULTIMATELY, I WANT TO BE A SKIPPER!"
NAME: BAILEY PUATA
GREW UP: NELSON
PATHWAY: ADVANCED DECKHAND - FISHING (ADH-F) CERTIFICATE
What Bailey loves most about being a Sealord fisherman is working hard as part of a team in all weathers at sea.
Fishing offshore in all weathers is a test for any fisherman but Bailey particularly enjoys the rare times when it is rough due to high swells.
“Yeah I like it when it is rough because it adds a bit of excitement to it. It makes you be a lot more aware and just adds another dimension
Bailey has ambitions to become a qualified Skipper and have his own boat, so gaining qualifications is an important aspect of this journey.
“Last trip off, I got my Deck Hand ticket and I just finished my Working at Height course. I have also got my forklift license and am going to get my crane license soon.
“But the key thing is to have the right attitude. You’ve got to have a good work ethic that is definitely important, and be friendly and work together within a team.”