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post #27 of Old 08-11-2012
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Re: Tips and tricks for getting rid of crab/lobster floats

Last summer in Narragansett Bay, going from Newport to Providence the channel was littered with trap buoys. A slight chop made many invisible until i was upon them. Not near the channel, not close to the channel, right in the buoyed shipping channel. There was not a clear path, period.
I think these fishermen should be required to use significantly sized buoys with their fishing ID numbers prominently displayed on them & if they wish to fish in the channels, they should take responsibility for their actions and pay for damages they cause by not leaving a fairway for vessel travel. I worry not at all about THEIR losses of equipment, just the cost to me when they do not leave me any clear route, IN A BUOYED CHANNEL.
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