There is a law against the pots being placed within a mile of a fish haven in local waters. In the case of the Ab reef, the reef itself is 3 miles out,making it federal waters. Out there, if you notice, there are pots on the North side of the reef. THat is the reason for them being so close. The worst part of the fish traps, is that they put a female fish in there, she attracts hundreds of males, after the pot is emptied, they put her right back in. She is the black widow of Blackfish. Those pots must go.