The Emerald Sea Protection Society is a not for profit organization based in
BC, Canada. The organization is made up of a group of professional divers and scientists working together to innovate around abandoned fishing gear and the problems it causes. They have spent countless hours collecting discarded gear from BC’s waters, which are hazardous materials present throughout our beloved coastline and amongst marine life. With our connections to local and responsible manufacturing, Barter is looking towards ways of utilizing the fish nets and repurposing them into designed objects.