Report on the BBC web site of two people lost down south after their rib was caught on a lobster pot. The owner's body was found but not that of the passenger.
My idea a few years ago that the pots should be marked in accordance with a code of practice, including the name and address of the owner. Any not so marked or in a faiway could be removed by the coastguard [CG] and if wanted back could be collected and money paid. Those not collected within 14 days could be sold on. The sums paid would cover the CG costs so everyone would be happy.