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Old 17 May 2005, 07:05   #11
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.....My most memorable hazard from last year was a lone buoy covered in green slime ....... It was almost invisible until right on top of it.....
I think this is deliberate talking to one of the people responsible for this madness he said that if you leave a very visible pot mark they are forever getting robbed so he uses the least conspicuous buoys which he sets at low tide with a short rope that pulls the buoy under for most of the time To a point, I can understand why he does this because it must frustrating spending time and money setting the pots and not getting a catch but really you can't behave like this these days with the coastal waters being so busy Des
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Old 17 May 2005, 09:18   #12
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Maybe they can make the fisherman liable for any damage if his gear isn't marked/lit appropriately...............

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I think this is a good step forward. The new marks are very easy to see at night as well as during the day. Hopefully if the fisherman find fishing in these areas economically sustainable and there arenít significant incidents then there will be a push to extend the areas where the specified fishing gear must be used.
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Old 17 May 2005, 17:37   #14
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You ought to try a cruise up the Norfolk coast. The damn things are everywhere. Sometimes up to as much as 3/4 miles off shore. The Cromer, Sheringham, Mundesley section is notorious.
do you get drift nets up there as well?
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Maybe they can make the fisherman liable for any damage if his gear isn't marked/lit appropriately.....
but if it is, then does the fisherman get paid for the loss of his fishing gear? and by whom?
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Old 17 May 2005, 18:25   #15
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QHM Local Notice To Mariners 03/05 http://www.qhmportsmouth.com/printab...?art=209&des=2 deals with this problem in the Eastern Solent. If you come across a pot not complying with the requirements in the areas designated it might be worth a call to QHM giving the GPS co-ordinates. [They ain't going to thank me for that ]

But of course you all know this 'cos you all read the LNTM's don't you.
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Dare I suggest some more direct action IF the pots are improperly marked/laid???

I know 2 wrongs don't make a right but these illegal markers are a potential threat to life!!!
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Old 18 May 2005, 04:09   #17
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but if it is, then does the fisherman get paid for the loss of his fishing gear? and by whom?
If he doesn't want to lose it - he should mark it properly!!

If a boat hits a perfectly well lit mark, then I would think that the boat/driver should be held liable for any damage - if a boat hits something 'cos its a black oil container just under the surface, then the owner of the container should be liable.

Having said that - I've no idea how you would enforce it!!
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There seem to be so many out there I figured one more wouldn't matter so was thinking of putting one down myself! Properly marked of course!

Saw this is a magazine...quite fancy lobster for lunch. yum

http://www.lobsterprawnandcrab.com/
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