Episode 3: Farming Murray Cod with Mat Ryan
People who knew Mat Ryan might have thought he was crazy when he decided to turn his dry land farm into Murray Cod ponds.
But the risk paid off, and he’s now at the helm of a growing company, Murray Cod Australia, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and selling the unique fish all over the world to high-end restaurants.
Mat built solid business relationships with other farmers and business owners in Griffith, and it’s allowed them to grow and create a new market for a little-known product.
In this episode of The Business of Fishing, we head inland to Bilbul, NSW, and learn about stepping into a management role, finding and keeping good staff, and upscaling an aquaculture business.
The Business of Fishing is brought to you by the Young Farmer Business Program, an initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries.