Apparently some people think masks are good bait for fish? Pennsylvania authorities are urging people to stop throwing their coronavirus protective masks into the state’s streams. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission borrowed a line from Dr. Seuss’ children’s book “The Lorax,” writing on Facebook, “We are the PFBC; we speak for the fishes.
Please listen now to our 2021 wishes: When done wearing your mask, don’t be mean; please throw it in the trash, not in the stream.” They also included an image of a fish wearing a surgical mask. Across the country, improperly disposed masks and gloves have been linked to clogged storm drains and sewers, and discarded masks were even found floating in the Mediterranean Sea back in June.