The spurs would probably work on sports crabbing gear but we have more problems with unmarked gillnets in the middle of the night. (those that don't want you to know they are fishing). I remember one coversation on the VHF
during a legal
commercial opening. Went something like this:
Pan Pan Pan this is the Comercial fishing
vessel Blue Water. Dept of Fisheries do you copy.
Blue Water this is the Dept. of Fisheries vessel Marlin Ranger
what is your situation.
Uhm yes Marlin Ranger
. I just caught a sailboat in my gillnet.
Bluewater, how can we assist.
Yes Marlin Ranger ah we were just wondering. Can we keep it?
The laughter in the vessels at the dock
rumbled for sometime. I later saw the commercial vessel at the dock
replacing 25 ft of cork line. But he still had a good sense of humour. I guess that is what it takes.