Fishermen?s co-op sold
By DARRYN NUFER
THE Rosslyn Bay Fishermen's Co-op is no longer owned by Central Queensland fishermen.
The Yeppoon retail and wholesale seafood business has been sold for an undisclosed sum to private en- terprise.
The co-op, which was owned by a group of shareholders from the local fishing fraternity, has been taken over by a former resident who has returned to the area.
Its name has changed to Rosslyn Bay Fishermans Market.
All 11 staff have been retained.
Former manager and chairwoman of the board of directors, Peg Hansen, said the sale was effective as of June 7.
She said the decision to sell had been made due to restrictions which prevented primary producer co-op- eratives from sourcing product from non co-operative members.