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Old 22 July 2007, 15:02   #21
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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.
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Old 22 July 2007, 16:24   #22
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Old 22 July 2007, 16:56   #23
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I guess we are lucky because pots are marked with bright buoys. Some dull with age but sounds alot easier to see. We have so many it sucks for a sail boat but for power boats it is like a slalom course, thou in the winter time there are not so many. Someone pulls a pot not theirs they are taking one hell of a risk and the law turns a blind eye. I have a couple of buddies who fish and no lobsters worth upsetting these two, they would be less upset if you dated their wives.
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Yer know what you mean, there are some very strange and unfriendly types that work the pots and nets on are shores, you just wouldn't want to get caught nicking from their pots, you might end up in one
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Old 23 July 2007, 08:08   #25
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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.
Hmm...

I feel a ribnet outing coming on. Maybe we should get a gang of ribs together and go out and cut those bad buoys!
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Old 23 July 2007, 11:34   #26
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well i may have the solution to this thread - we have just trialled a "glow in the dark pick up buoy" they are the same dims as a pot marker..... - luminescent, and stay glowing for approx 6 hrs after dark, with gradual fade down to "something is over there but i cant see what it is" type.

price should be a few quid each....
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if you hit one then cut it off
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last year my mate bought a pot and we put it out off Abersoch (which is total legal up to 10 pots i belive) but one of the local potters cut it


and ours was marked with a big white bouy with our name on it which was found on his boat !!

luckly we marked it on the gps and after a couple of drags with the anchor we recovered with 2 lobster in

i wont tell you what happened next but he wont do it again

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Remember any deliberate damage to pots or the markers would be viewed by the police/courts as criminal damage. You would probably also find youreself liable for loss of gear and earning compensation too.

Even if free yourself after getting caught make an effort to remark the gear as someone else could get caught in the rope if just left floating.

Remember you never know who is watching...

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