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Joel Baziuk

Associate Director, Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI)

Joel Baziuk is the Associate Director for the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), a collective impact alliance managed by Ocean Conservancy dedicated to addressing abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) globally. Prior to taking on the role of GGGI Deputy Director, Joel worked for 20 years in the Canadian fishing industry, 13 of which were as Operations Supervisor for Steveston Harbour Authority, Canada’s largest commercial fishing harbour. During his time at Steveston Harbour, Joel started an end of life net recycling program to find a sustainable way to dispose of end of life fishing nets. In three years, this program managed to recycle some 150,000 kg of end of life nets.

Joel Baziuk


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