Limestone Coast Lobster fisherman Craig Reilly in new doco

Documentary: Limestone Coast lobster fisherman Craig 'Slim' Reilly will be featuring in a new documentary on ABC.
Documentary: Limestone Coast lobster fisherman Craig 'Slim' Reilly will be featuring in a new documentary on ABC.

Limestone Coast lobster fisherman, Craig 'Slim' Reilly, will feature in a new documentary on ABC, hitting Australia's screens on June 15.

Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together, follows the journey of Australian primary producers battling to save their businesses from disaster, featuring three innovative co-operatives supported by the Business council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) through the Co-operative Farming project.

During the series the co-operatives are using a "new" and "successful" take on an "old way" of working collaboratively, in order to save their farms, following co-operative farmers and fishers as they face the triumphs and tragedies behind working to stay on the land.

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison said they are thrilled that the public broadcaster is screening the documentary about co-operative farming.

"The ABC is committed to telling interesting stories about everyday Australians and we are expecting viewers to enjoy and appreciate Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together," Ms Morrison said.

"At a time of unprecedented upheaval, Fightback Farmers is the story we need to hear about communities and families who keep striving to overcome adversity, and demonstrates why co-op model is the right fit for these farmers."

The documentary was funded with the assistance of the Co-operative Farming project supported by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment through funding from the Australian Government's Starting Farm Co-operatives Program.