It is against Maritime law to deliberately create a hazard. If the pots are not marked adequately then cut them loose if you catch up on one. A lot of those so called lobster guys do not have a licence. Go out for an hour, drop a few pots and go back to the pub or bed.
Also, a person in charge of a boat is responsible for keeping a proper watch so whining about pots when you were sitting in the cockpit having a G&T does not work either.
OR don' buy lobster which is over priced crap anyway.
How about the dumb lobster fisherman that strung out 6 pots S. of the IOW during The Round the Island Race. Yup, we caught one.