Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland, ME
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As annoying as those crab pots are (trust me, I get it, I cruise in ME!), I don't believe that those cutters are a responsible solution.
Fishermen do not put pots in your way to piss you off. They would prefer it if they only had to drop them in tucked away coves where they would never be fouled by recreational boaters, but alas, that's not where their fish are.
I know how annoying it is to our recreation to have to dodge these things, but prop cutters are more than just an annoyance to the fishermen's LIVELYHOOD.
Personally, I just complain about the pots, dodge them as best I can, then go enjoy some tasty lobster or crab.
Chalk it up to being a part of cruising, rather than some right we should have to sail through the night without bother.
Just my 2 cents...