Crayfisherman looks back on life and death at sea on Tasmania’s rugged west coast

Sitting on the deck of the Erin K in peaceful Mill Bay, David “Charlie” Kiely remembers that his mum didn’t want him to be a fisherman on the west coast of Tasmania. Forty years after he began, Mr Kiely is now retiring from crayfishing on one of the wildest and most dangerous coastlines in the world. He has lost friends and fellow fishermen to the ferocious mood swings of the Southern Ocean. But he has also experienced raw, powerful nature and wildly beautiful coastlines that few others ever see. On balance, he wouldn’t change a thing. Photos, Video, >click to read< 07:21

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