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The master must ensure that the stability of the fishing vessel is not compromised by
(a) the number of traps loaded on the vessel, and
(b) the manner in which the traps are loaded.
Traps must be secured to prevent inadvertent swinging or other movement during setting and hauling.
Crewmembers working on the stern setting black cod traps must be tied off with a safety belt or harness, and lifeline, both meeting standards acceptable to the Board.
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