Josh is a 5th generation commercial fisherman who went on to obtain CCG and USCG Certified Captain accreditation. He has had extensive experience in commercial fishing, tourism development, international marine operations, First Nations and Government consulting. Since the spring of 2017 Josh has been working diligently to find solutions to the issue of plastics in our marine environment. In late 2017 Josh founded Coastal Restoration Society to take the initiative beyond the borders of Clayoquot Sound and combat the global crisis on a more industrial scale. Today, Coastal Restoration society, under Josh ‘s leadership, is becoming a global leader in marine habitat restoration. It is a registered non-profit and it is governed by a Board of Directors, including reps from local indigenous communities, marine operators and habitat rehabilitation experts.