Steveston Harbour Commercial Net Recycling Program

The Steveston Harbour Authority is committed to help reduce plastics in our landfills and oceans. Our net recycling program helps divert a large portion of used or damaged commercial nylon and poly nets from being buried in landfills. 

To date the program has processed and recycled 60 thousand kgs of raw material for recycling.

Looking forward

In co-operation with all 45 Harbour Authorities in British Columbia, Steveston Harbour is set to become a hub for all net stripping and recycling in the Province.


Steveston Harbour Authority and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are currently conducting a feasibility study to expand the current fishing gear recycling program based in Steveston Harbour to other areas in British Columbia. The purpose of this study is to determine the need for a gear recycling program at Harbour Authorities along the coast of BC with the intention to provide a cost-free option for fishers to responsibly dispose of their gear at the end of its life, with a focus on re-use and recycling options.

We are looking to gather data from fishers in communities along the BC coast to assess the viability of a potential province-wide recycling program. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes. Your feedback is extremely valuable, so thank you in advance for your time.
Fisher survey
Harbour Authority  survey

docushort outlining our program 

Recycled nylon pellets ready to be used to make other plastic products such as automobile engine covers and refridgerator parts.


The Steveston Harbour Authority proudly supports this creative initiative.

 RePurpose – Reuse – ReImagine 

2nd Chance RopeWorks in Port McNeill repurposes used commercial fishing lines from BC’s Longline industry into handwoven, longlasting doormats.

This helps to divert end-of-life lines from going into landfills. 

 We invite fishermen to consider the option of sending their used lines to 2nd Chance RopeWorks for repurposing. Steveston Harbour Authority’s Net Recycling Program is one of the drop-off points on the coast for getting used lines to us. 

For more info please contact:  

Joy Moody

And on Facebook at 2nd Chance Ropeworks