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    Prawn/Crab trap identification

    My daughter, her husband and I went together and bought a boat. We have set it up with 4 prawn trap strings and 2 crab trap lines. The rule from Fisheries is that the owner's name and phone number must be written on the floats and you are not allowed to use somebody else's floats. So their last name/phone number and my wife's and mine are all different. I don't want to buy and store 6 more floats.
    I'm thinking about using orange garbage bags on the floats with the appropriate names on them according to who is using them at the time. Am I pushing the envelope as far as Fisheries goes?

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    Re: Prawn/Crab trap identification

    We definitely don't need more garbage bags in our waters. They could detach easy enough. Why not put everyone's info on each? Is there a rule stating how big the info has to be?

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    Re: Prawn/Crab trap identification

    Post #7. As for writing, as stated in the fisheries and oceans Canada guide states "All buoys must be clearlymarked with the operator’sname (in printed, solidblack, capital letters at least75 millimetres high)"
    Last edited by tinhorse; 04-30-2019 at 08:56 PM.

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    Re: Prawn/Crab trap identification

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron0518 View Post
    We definitely don't need more garbage bags in our waters. They could detach easy enough. Why not put everyone's info on each? Is there a rule stating how big the info has to be?
    There can only be 1 name/phone# on the float. I'm thinking of putting the bag over the float then tie strapping it around the line.

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    Re: Prawn/Crab trap identification

    you will loose the bag..... don't be cheap.... go buy proper floats,,,, or use a tide laundry soap jug.... I mean that nicer than it sounds..... but really. you just dropped a bill on a boat...
    we donr need more plastic in the drink.
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    Re: Prawn/Crab trap identification

    24.99$ at your local Canadian tire store. probably fine one cheaper in a garage sale somewhere......

    if you were my dad...........
    "Do it right, quit facking around, you just spent a pile of money on it what is another 144$"

    you are already storing a pile of gear..... the floats go in the traps coiled up with the rope. you are not displacing any more space. If you are prawn fishing each line will be around 300 feet. it sits in a 5gallon pail nice if you buy the right rope.
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    Re: Prawn/Crab trap identification

    My friends and family share traps since we don’t get out much and have found a solution to the labeling traps issue

    We keep our big floats blank and everyone has a cork float(ones used for gill nets) with our required info hooked to a short line(about a foot) and carabiner. Makes it easy to just clip on a tag float for whoever is using the trap

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    Re: Prawn/Crab trap identification

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild one View Post
    My friends and family share traps since we don’t get out much and have found a solution to the labeling traps issue

    We keep our big floats blank and everyone has a cork float(ones used for gill nets) with our required info hooked to a short line(about a foot) and carabiner. Makes it easy to just clip on a tag float for whoever is using the trap
    Dudes problem is solved right there....... CR Cruiser..... Do this.....
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    Re: Prawn/Crab trap identification

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild one View Post
    My friends and family share traps since we don’t get out much and have found a solution to the labeling traps issue

    We keep our big floats blank and everyone has a cork float(ones used for gill nets) with our required info hooked to a short line(about a foot) and carabiner. Makes it easy to just clip on a tag float for whoever is using the trap
    Perfect solution!

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    Re: Prawn/Crab trap identification

    Yep we use a red avd white for visual and then have bleach jugs with our info on them and loop a chunk of 1/4" rope with a clip through the handle when we soak the traps we clip the appropriate jug to the line. Done deal and "free"
    Last edited by Foxton Gundogs; 05-01-2019 at 12:56 PM.
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