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Re: You are NOT "FISHING"

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Originally Posted by SlowButSteady View Post
Again, the COLREGS do not consider trollers to be a "vessel engaged in fishing". Commercial, recreational, research, et cetera; IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE.
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Trollers are specifically excluded in the definitions (Rule 3).

(d) The term "vessel engaged in fishing" means any vessel fishing with nets, lines, trawls, or other fishing apparatus which restrict maneuverability, but does not include a vessel fishing with trolling lines or other fishing apparatus which do not restrict maneuverability.

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