I was cruising this weekend near Notah Island out in the Chiswells this past weekend. I saw a bouy coming up so I gave it a wide berth. As I past it I looked down in the water and saw a rope floating on top of the water just as I was driving over it. I pulled power and caught the rope on my outdrive. Luckily I was able to get it loose but I could have been screwed very easily. This individual had floating rope to his pots and bouy. There was at least 300 feet of rope floating on top of the water. I looked in the regulations and there is nothing about using sinking rope on pots. Did I miss something. Is there any law against this or is this just something I need to look out for? I took down the information from his bouy. If I would have had a sharpie, there would have been about a paragraph of words left on it to express my feelings.