The plastic fishing initiative was primarily launched to bring together plastic fishermen worldwide and motivate them to fish for plastic. The international plastic fishing profession should be officially recognized and other plastic collectors should benefit from it, e.g. by the increasing value of plastic waste worldwide and better integration into plastic deposit systems and the plastic value chain.
Plastic fishing opens up completely new opportunities and markets, especially when conventional fishing and shipping recognize these opportunities and support this global initiative. The oceans, seas and other waters can be cleaned up if all ships take the plastics on their way. Huge amounts of plastic waste can be collected just in a few years. Every day counts in this regard, as the plastic waste in the lakes, rivers and seas continues to dissolve into microplastics on a daily basis. Or you want to eat plastic fish from the polluted food chain? Let's reduce the plastic pollution in our oceans! Further information and links will come on the official project pages and in the international media. Constructive feedback and active support is always welcome.
A healthy ocean is vital to our economy and well-being. We need clean and healthy oceans to sustain tourism and fisheries. - Scott Peters
Climate protection, conservation and environmental protection is also species protection. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace and Upcycle Plastic Waste is the formula. - Oliver Gediminas Caplikas
Health to the ocean means health for us. - Sylvia Earle
Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. - Carl Schurz
Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth. - Heinrich Zimmer