Deep Dive Interview with Joel Baziuk, Deputy Director of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative
In this episode we speak about ghost fishing, how we can work together to improve fishing gear and how all of us can play a role in cleaning it up with Joel Baziuk, the Deputy Director of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) from the Ocean Conservancy. Joel helps to coordinate global efforts to improve fishing gear to decrease the risks of it being lost at sea and to help coordinate global cleanup efforts.
We talk about what's currently being done, what can be done in the future, how to get involved and what can be made from recycled nets pulled from the sea!
For more information about the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, what they are working on and how you can get involved with their ghost gear reporting app for your phone Click Here.
Check out the Following Brands for cool products made from Ghost Gear!
- Bureo for skateboards, clothing, frisbees, sunglasses, etc.
- Fourth Element for swimwear.
- Axiom for cycling gear.
- ECONYL for nylon clothing.
- BraceNet for bracelets.
- BlueCycle for furniture.
- Sea2See for glasses.
- Healthy Seas Socks for Socks.
- Popsicase for phone cases.
- 2nd Chance Ropeworks for rugs.
For more information about the Aquatic Biosphere Project and what we are doing to tell the story of water Click Here.
The Aquatic Bisophere Project
The ABP is establishing a conservation Aquarium in the Prairies to help tell the Story of Water.