Our Team


Coral Coast Barramundi

At Coral Coast, 90% of our staff are marine biologists and scientists - ensuring that best practices and technology are inherent in our operations.

Justin Forrester

Farm Manager
Marine Biologist & Aquaculture Scientist

Justin has been a part of the Coral Coast family for 20 years, moving over from Perth in Western Australia to fulfill his dream of living near the Great Barrier Reef. Justin lives on the farm with his wife and two young sons. When Justin's not on the farm, he's out snorkelling around the Whitsunday islands with his family.

Justin had a chat with the team from Australian Barramundi about being a Sustainable Aussie Barramundi Farmer, read the interview and find out his favourite thing about being a barra farmer.

"I love the fishing, whale watching and spectacular coral reef right in front of the farms water intake site."

Corey Sander

Growout Manager
Bachelor of Environmental Science | Major in Fisheries & Aquaculture Management

Corey has been a part of the Coral Coast family for 9 years and manages the growout section of the farm, along with all the processes linked to the production section of the operation. Moving up from South East QLD to secure his dream job in fish farming, in the beautiful Whitsunday region.
"I live in nearby Airlie Beach where i love to fish & dive in my spare time."

Brett Smith

Hatchery & Nursery Manager
Marine Biologist & Aquaculture Scientist

Brett manages the staff & operations of the broodstock, hatchery and nursery areas of the farm, carefully selecting & breeding the adult barramundi.
Brett moved to Queensland with his wife from Durban in South Africa, soon after arriving in Australia Brett started at Coral Coast as an Aquaculture Technician. 8 Years on, Brett now has a young son and lives close to the farm in Bowen, surrounded by QLD's most beautiful beaches and enjoying the lifestyle that goes with it.
"It is great that we get to grow & care for millions of tiny animals each year, which is both a privilege and a responsibility."

Carl Brown-Kenyon

Grow Out Technician
Bachelor Marine Science | Graduate Diploma in Applied Science - Aquaculture

Carl is responsible for looking after the experimental feed trial systems & developing more efficient feed formulations, as well as fish health monitoring and water quality. Carl enjoys the variety of work at Coral Coast and finding practical solutions to everyday challenges.
"I enjoy scuba diving & underwater photography at some of the world class local dive sites."