John Steffens

Commercial fisherman mainly lobster fishing in Fiordland from 1972 until 1994. Met Jesus in 1992 (remember those years)

Started exporting live lobster from Fiordland 1988 to Japan.

Lead formation of Fiordland Lobster Co in 1990 (Fiordland Lobster co has a website) Current director of same.

Positions held. (Past)

President Fiordland Fishermen’s Assn

Vice President NZ Federation of Commercial Fishermen

Govt Appointment to the National Rock Lobster Management Group

Govt Appointment to NZ Fishing Industry Board

Director of NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council

Director of NZ Seafood Industry Council

Chairman CRA8 Management Group (current)

Chairman Otago Rock Lobster Assn (retired to board member)

Chair Fiordland Marine Guardians

Board member Progress Southland

Board member Venture Southland

Te Anau Community Board member

Chair Fiordland Event Center Trust

Awarded cert of significant achievement by Hon Jim Anderton Min of Fisheries in 2007 for significant contribution in the formation of the NZ Quota Management System for fisheries.

Awarded MNZM 2013 for services to the fishing industry and marine environment.

Pastor Fiordland New Life Church

Ministries in India and Pakistan.