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Old 19 July 2007, 14:21   #1
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If it was a lobster pot marker I hope someone will start making the things a bit more visible. Around here they use old black oil containers amongst other things and some of the white ones are hard to see because they are so old and covered in all sorts of crap.

Very occasionally you see one with a flag on and as for at night forget seeing it.

I think the thing I hit south of the IOW earlier this year was a submerged pot marker. Quite often you see them just below the surface because the rope is to short.
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went out for the first time today, near Salcombe and came across some lobster pots,2 litre transparent coke bottles!!
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went out for the first time today, near Salcombe and came across some lobster pots,2 litre transparent coke bottles!!
Novel and dangerous. Does anyone Police these things and if so why aren't they doing their job
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The main reason for not marking them properly is that if they are marked in an obvious way - other people pull them up and nick the contents!! Last year there were loads of 'amateurs' setting pots with plastic black 5 litre oil bottles, using black floating lines, so that people wouldn't see them...

I thought that the theiving from the pots was just an excuse until I was coming down the coast in thick fog last year, and passed several small speedboats, and a fair proportion of them were engaged in robbing the pots.

The local lobsterman has told me that his losses have dropped hugely since I've been operating in the area that he sets his pots - the fact that there is regularly a boat going through the area keeps most of the theives off. The by-product of that is he doesn't want me to hit his pot lines either - so now he marks them very clearly - and so everyone is happy!!

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The local lobsterman has told me that his losses have dropped hugely since I've been operating in the area that he sets his pots - the fact that there is regularly a boat going through the area keeps most of the theives off. The by-product of that is he doesn't want me to hit his pot lines either - so now he marks them very clearly - and so everyone is happy!!

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Its the Solent I'm on about. Hardly Mary Celeste country.
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Its the Solent I'm on about. Hardly Mary Celeste country.
OK - not as busy as the Solent - but that wasn't the point I was trying to make. Often they are purposely badly marked to stop light fingered gits from nicking them.

THAT was my point.

And besides, should you ever feel the need to venture out of the Solent - you might like to know that badly marked pots are a fact of life......

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And besides, should you ever feel the need to venture out of the Solent - you might like to know that badly marked pots are a fact of life......

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Thats as maybe. Doesn't mean we should have to put up with them though.

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Endless bloddy things outside mudeford - small dark bouys - vanish in more than a 5cm sea !

Usaully seen about 5 secs before hitting them and have to swerve hard to avoid them . They should have bigger bouys & these should be kept clean !

Just dont eat lobster - no need for the pots !
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CHIRP Comment: Thirteen reports of encounters with fishing gear were received in 2006; bringing the total to forty-eight since the data collection initiative by the RYA commenced in 2003.
As in previous years, CHIRP will collate the reports received and send them to the MCA, MAIB, NFFO and RYA for consideration with their own data. The following “disidentified” reports are good examples of the types of incident reported involving pot markers.

I think ther is a move on the tabel now to make pot marking moor accountable
seem to remember it being talked about befor on here ?
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CHIRP Comment: Thirteen reports of encounters with fishing gear were received in 2006; bringing the total to forty-eight since the data collection initiative by the RYA commenced in 2003.
As in previous years, CHIRP will collate the reports received and send them to the MCA, MAIB, NFFO and RYA for consideration with their own data. The following “disidentified” reports are good examples of the types of incident reported involving pot markers.

I think ther is a move on the tabel now to make pot marking moor accountable
seem to remember it being talked about befor on here ?
48 reports in about 48 months = 1 a month...

Thats not many reports considering the number of lobster fisherman and pots there are in the country, especially if you consider the fact that they may well be making crad pots, whelk pots, etc. and then add those fishermen into the equation.

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