LOBSTERING IN MAINE
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- On a trawl, each trap is connected by a length of line. As the boat moves forward, the weight of the previous traps drags the following traps into the the water. If you get a hand or foot tangled in a line as it plays out, there's a good chance you'll end up in the water with several hundred pounds of gear dragging you to the bottom. Add the fact that the Atlantic is a cold ocean (especially in winter) and you can start to imagine just how bad a bad situation can get. Hence, oversized boots and gloves should be worn. When asked if he'd ever gone over the side this way, one fisherman replied,"Nope, but I've come home with a missing boot before."
- the hualer
- the bands on the lobsters
- what happens if you dont pay attention to hualing the trap up.