A few years ago, some rich people in the Miami
petitioned the Florida government
to ban anchoring
in front of their mansions. The result was a trial period where St Augistine, Vero Beach, Stuart and the sourounding Martin county, Marathon, Miami
, and Key West
could make local plans so long term, many definitions, anchoring
was banned, proof of recent pump out, and public mooring
fields would be mandated for long term residents. Coast guard approved waste management systems were banned. Nightly harassment from local sheriffs deputies has resulted. I now avoid these areas.