Easy start would be more visible floats.
There is a crabber off James Island ( south of #78 ) that uses bright orange floats with small orange flags. Very easy to spot the floats about 1/4 mile away.
Unlike the dark blue or green that are tough to see even 50 feet away.
Other thing is common sense in placing them. Saw today 4/30 /12 there are floats right in line with Sandy Point entrance. One of the busiest ramps and yet pots are set in area very likely they will be cut off.
Color - you guessed it , dark green.
What could be more mundane than dying of old age or of natural causes when there is death by misadventure to be pursued ? Skip