, I see allot of abandoned traps over the season.
A sure giveaway to me is when the float and/or line is encrusted and encircled with mold and algae. Seaweed
, so are you saying this is going to be a new regulation in 2011? I agree with you on both points....
Who in their right mind would return back to the slip and leave a 600' or 1200' trotline adrift...... They
shouldn't be crabbing much less boating if this occurs... Oh [shiz] did we forget
Way too many females are being kept. In my view we really need to put a moratorium on the
keeping of female crabs.
This is the existence of the population.
In my view, I would think that DNR would have better things to do then to ticket and/or issue warnings for unmarked trotline floats. I agree with the trap floats as there are hundreds if not thousands of pot floats in one given area during the season. But I would really like to see DNR aggressively go after poachers, captain-drunks (navigating under the influence) and hot-doggers not obeying the rules of the road...