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Joel Baziuk

Operations Supervisor, Steveston Harbour Authority

Overcoming numerous local and international obstacles, including labour, logistical, and bureaucratic, Joel initiated and continues to direct the Steveston Harbour Net Recycling Program, which as of June, 2016, had sent over 80,000 pounds of commercial fishing net halfway round the world to be regenerated into fresh nylon6 – while keeping the project cost neutral to the Harbour Authority. Now a member of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative’s Solutions Working Group Joel has built a scalable model, and continues to collaborate on his own time and dime with international organizations to replicate the program throughout Canada and the rest of the world.