The press is trying to make this sound like they were innocent divers trying to save some sharks from illegal fishermen. Reading between the lines, it sounds more like they are ecoterrorist enviroweenies. They spent three hours retrieving a marked fishing line with sharks and Jewfish on the line.

Look, I am a diver. I love seeing sharks. I love looking at the reef, but every diver (should) know that you don’t fuck with fishing gear, and you don’t fuck with lobster traps. It’s a crime. To top it off, they disposed of the marker buoy, and even the fishing line that the police told them to leave on the dock as evidence. If they REALLY believed that the line was an illegal fishing rig, wouldn’t they have wanted to see the poachers caught?

No, this was a couple of assholes trying to make a name for themselves by saving some fish from the evil fishermen.

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Matthew W · December 11, 2022 at 1:52 pm

“a controversial piece of angling gear”
That’s nice.
Either it’s legal or illegal.
They knew what they were doing.
Tooling around the intertubes, “According to prosecutors, a commercial fishing company owned the trap. And it was licensed to catch every species of shark that it hooked.”

grumpy51 · December 11, 2022 at 3:43 pm

As an AK friend of mine states – “there’s a crab pot with your name on it”……..

Paulb · December 11, 2022 at 5:31 pm

Yeah, those assholes need to thank their creator that the commercial fishermen didn’t find them first.
I caught people molesting my lobster pots twice when I was in MA. First time I hit their boat and tried to sink it with mine, but failed, then called the fish cops, who arrested the boat owner. Second time I just confronted the owner, called the fish cops, and followed the boat back to his marina. He got arrested and I heard that the boat suffered from broken windows and seawater in the fuel tank after that, every summer.
In Maine at least, the tradition is to burn a poacher’s house down unless you shoot them on the spot. Maine has almost no lobster pot poaching.
Nationwide I believe that some occasional missing pleasureboaters might be attributed to being caught molesting someone’s gear.
Shame that the owner of that longline didn’t catch them first.

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