Welcome to Plastic Fishery, a community project to inform about plastic fishing developments and innovative solutions. It is an global initiative to connect worldwide fishers and global fishery, too. The project will develop and share plastic fishing innovations. We all together can build and establish a complete new branch or market. Plastic Fishing will reform the fisheries and even parts of the shipping sector. Sustainable Fishing and Sustainble Shipping together is possible!
Plastic Fishing or Plastic Fishery could solve the worldwide plastic waste problem in lakes, rivers, seas and oceans fast and efficient. It is really necessary to clean up the waters fast as possible because of the microplastic problem. The world do not need new extra ships and wasting again resources like metals and plastics for this. The solution is to repair, recycle and upcycle old or current ships. Small and large ships such as boats, container ships and cruise ships could take a lot of plastic along their way, especially as many of them drive along coast with lots of plastic waste. Most of the worldwide ships could be upgraded in just one year!
The Greenhouse Ship and Recycling Ship project introduced this new form of plastic fishing by upgrading new and old boats or ships with plastic fishing nets on the sides. The plastic fishery can become a complete new market and give the plastic waste a better value worldwide, in the end all would win. Humanity would profit, so like the nature with all their life forms, the poorest who collect plastic waste to survive, the sustainable fishery and sustainable shipping industry – who really will do something for the climate protection, nature conservation and environmental protection. Plastic fishers and other new jobs in this relation could be created with a worldwide plastic fishing market. It is not just a chance, it has really big potential and will create a lot of opportunities for existing companies, branches and industries.
PlasticFisher.org will be a community network project to inform and to connect worldwide fishers and global fishery to new forms of plastic fishing and innovative developments for a complete new fishery market, the Plastic Fishery. It will reform the fishing market, real sustainable fishery and even parts of the shipping sector.
PlasticFishery.com will be the official platform, directory and network for Sustainable Fishery, Plastic Recycling and Sustainable Shipping. Of course there will be a lot of more topics, innovative solutions and branches represented.
More details and background information:
The Plastic Fishery project was founded by Greening Deserts founder Oliver Gediminas Caplikas as part of the Greening Camp and greenhouse project 2017 in Leipzig. The Cleantech, Greentech and Greening Camps will develop innovative technologies and sustainable products in this direction, for example intelligent, transparent and vertical solar greenhouses. These future greenhouse containers, solar containers and hydrogen energy storage containers can be used for Energy Storage Parks, Greenhouse Ships and Recycling ships. This will enable a whole new generation of ships. They can then be powered by solar, hydrogen and Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT). Foldable solar panels (Floating Solar) can be used in addition for charging, e.g. at stopovers and at habours or ports. Similar methods will also be applied for Greening Deserts projects such as the Agrophotovoltaik project. Foldable solar modules or solutions are good for flexible energy use on demand and for soil improvement in all regions who need renewable energy. Solar fields can thus be easily folded and transported in containers with balloons, solar transporters and hydrogen trucks. For mobile greenhouses, greenhouse equipment, solar and other equipment, a greening bus or truck is possible, too. These greening trucks can then also pick up containers directly from the coast, because the Greenhouse Ships will have landing boats which can deliver containers to almost any point along the coast. Many of the innovative concepts and projects have been developed since 2016. Most of the developments have been published internally on scientific platforms, but also publicly and internationally.
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