Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear are a hazard to coastal sailors. Fishermen, too, report the loss of expensive gear as a result of entanglements. In one year alone the RNLI has dealt with 295 incidents of fouled propellers, and many encounters go unreported.
At the Cruising Association we thinkit is time to find a new solution, particularly one that is cheap and practical for our fishermen, and we are petitioning for a government consultation with all interested parties.
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