I just returned from a State of Alaska auction. In the auction was a lot of approximately 35 shrimp pots. Some of the shrimp pots had Trooper evidence tags attached. Most where illegal in one way or another. None of the buoys where labeled correctly (or at all). Some had mesh that was too small. There where some that had two pots fastened together as one, which creates a pot with two bottoms.
What prompted me to start this thread was one particular set of pots. I had seen the buoys for these pots, in Port Nellie Juan, last summer. Ladner nesting pots with solid orange buoys with a single strip of black electrical tape on them. No name, address, registration number or phone number.
Double check to make sure your pots are legal, because it seems the Troopers are checkng them also.
BTW the lot included a bunch of large commercial buoys and was sold for $1400.00.