hypo question, "have escape hatches changed returns for small boat/kayak fishing near pots"? we all know that it is self evident that they work to protect undersize lobsters but, this year we have caught less on our inside marks occupied by potters. the potters have had less cod in their pots, also bait robbing velvets /talpies have a vip entry /exit to rob bait. some pots are "bait free" after soaking a short while. is this former type of easy feed for the cod etc which used to attract them to pots a thing of the past?