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Lobster Eye View – Inside A Lobster Trap Up Close And Personal

See the plastic tags along the top of the trap?  Those are trap tags.  They are issued by the government each year and it is a way to enforce the trap limit each lobsterman can fish.  Each year each lobsterman gets their allotment of trap tags and every trap must have one in it.  If the enforcement agent pulls up a lobsterman’s gear and it doesn’t have a trap tag it can result in a fine.