Most, if not all, jurisdictions require a license (not available to transients) to operate a lobster/crab/fish trap.
I've very successfully built and operated fish traps for Bahamian citizens. It can be very productive.
Gord May "If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"
I've thought of putting a lobster pot near my mooring. I know they come into my area because local commercial lobstemen put them nearby. [and I do have a license]
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