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Auckland - Tāmaki Makaurau

Significant harbours and the abundant Hauraki Gulf surround our largest city. We are currently searching for Navigators to help out in this region. If you’re interested to learn more about the role, please contact us using the form below.

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Local Navigators

Gavin Scoles

Auckland - Tamaki Makaurau 

I grew up in Dunedin, Timaru, Aramoana and Sawyers Bay.

My dad was a part-time waterside fisherman, and I still vividly remember him and my cousins slinging cotton set nets in the backyard of our house when I was little.

I have fond memories of fishing with my dad - catching flounder, gathering cockles from the sandbanks and catching fish off Port Chalmers Wharf. At the age of ten, I became crew on a boat and I’ve been passionate about fishing ever since.

I eventually ended up owning my own fleet of three boats and kept shifting north. I now live in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

I have a deep working knowledge of the industry, the positives and the challenges. As part of FirstMate’s dedicated support network of navigators, I provide a confidential and non-judgmental listening ear to help people working in the seafood sector thrive.

Call 0800 ADRIFT for support any day between 7am and 10pm or email to access the support you need. We also have a growing library of free resources available for you to access on our website.