Emerald Sea Divers will be partnering with the District of Sooke and going below the Rotary Pier Dock in Sooke, BC to retrieve lost crab traps and any marine debris found. Volunteers on hand will retrieve the gear from the divers, investigate the ghost gear and retrieve any ocean life on or in the gear. These creatures will be repatriated back to the sea while all the gear will be recycled if possible.
World Oceans Day is June 8, a time set "aside to raise global awareness of the benefits humankind derives from the ocean and our individual and collective duty to use its resources sustainably," as noted by the UNEP. Join Seven Clean Seas with our panel of experts from a diverse range of backgrounds in plastic pollution and the plastic industry as we explore the issue at hand and how to tackle the problem systemically, identifying crucial pain points within the economy of plastics.