Cruising Association Lobster Pots Petition

The Cruising Association is running a campaign for better marking of Lobster Pots.

Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear are the most difficult and unpredictable hazard facing coastal cruising people. Fishermen, too, report the loss of expensive gear as a result of entanglements. These encounters could even be life-threatening. In one year alone the RNLI has dealt with 295 incidents of fouled propellers. Many incidents go unreported, as shown by the tales of close encounters which have poured in to us over the summer, so this figure could be a fraction of the actual number.

You can sign the petition here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200001

More details can be found at this link