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Presumably, real fish are non-trivial to catch -- they can
avoid your hooks and nets, they can get wise to your
strategies, and sooner or later, you caught all the fish.
At the same time, the level of wailing (pun intended)
plastic in the ocean is ever increasing, with the added
that I now have to drink my Bloody Marys with --
gasp -- paper straws. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson's friends
didn't properly warn me about this.
But -- it seems like since there are fishermen of all kinds
out on the see already, one improvement to the current
situation might be (perhaps through a world UN treaty)
allocate budget such that whatever fishermen bring in,
plastic, they can be compensated for?
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Ocean-Going Plastic...ed Bussard Ram-Ship
// Build trawlers with steam engines. Throw any plastic retrieved straight into the firebox as fuel. // [notexactly, Jul 01 2019]
||//bait// A fast flowing stream of water.
||A sensible idea, but somehow not quite so appealing as the in-
situ robotic fabrication of buoyant plastic bubbles, each loosely
coupled to its neighbours, until the North Pacific is home to the
world's largest unstable stochastic bouncy castle.
||Its submerged parts (pushed gradually deeper as mass
accumulated above them) might begin to perform some of the
ecological offices of a reef, while birds would come to nest on
the upper parts.
||Footloose libertarians would plant a flag and start exporting
||Mangroves and pirate gold are surely only a matter of time.
||How about a hexipod robot that glues macro/micro plastics to it's carapace and sternites until full. Then, on low battery, links to other hexipods. A sort of mechanised macro-antigen cleanup.
||Build trawlers with steam engines. Throw any plastic retrieved straight into the firebox as fuel. Et viola ! Problem solved.
||From the title of this idea I thought this was going to be about a campaigning organisation with a membership of fish, taking a pro-plastic stance and fighting for greater recognition of plastic and for the rights of plastic.
||Drug activism against the schooling.