Is Magnet Fishing Legal? - Best Practices | Chopolino
Updated: Dec 5, 2019
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Magnet Fishing is not "illegal", meaning that unless your country has an explicit law against Magnet Fishing, you are free to magnet fish as your please.
Having said that, some points must be taken into consideration.
The "Public domain" is one thing, while a "Private domain" is out of your scope, unless you have the permission of the owner in writing. Why you ask?
If you find an underwater treasure in a private territory, the legal owner of the goods is the owner of the property.
Another point to consider when magnet fishing is the risk involved: Who knows what you will find while magnet fishing, from coins, bikes to handguns, ammunition and WW2 bombs.
If you are hurt while Magnet Fishing in a private domain, the owner of the property may be liable.
No matter where you dig your sunken treasures, remember that safety comes first- report any hazardous find to local officials. Better safe than sorry.
Magnet fishing in the public domain may be even considered as an environmentally friendly activity- helping our lakes, rivers and ponds to stay clean, so "win-win".
Till next time,