Most methods of catching fish—with the notable exception of bare-hand catfish noodling (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noodling)—do not involve direct contact with the to-be-fished aquatic life.
In order to both:
- make humans more attuned to nature
- and to promote a fishing method that discourages overfishing…
…the following “baleen fishing attachment mesh” is proposed.
This “baleen mesh” is a grid that the diver attaches in front of themselves. The diver then swims through the ocean, causing tiny fish and crustaceans to become stuck in the grid. This process is illustrated in Figure 2.
Once the mesh is full, the diver can surface and scrape the accumulated krill / fish off the grid.
Essentially, a diver with this attachment becomes a baleen whale of sorts.
If you’ve ever wanted to be a baleen whale, this is probably the closest you will get. Unless they make a really immersive VR Whale Simulator, which is always possible.
PROS: An eco-friendly and in-tune-with-nature fishing method.
CONS: You might eat all the krill, causing real baleen whales to starve.