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Mooring Problems in Paradise HELP!?

O.K., after reading about FL problems, can anyone reference specific items of relevance to the following: DPNR (Dept. of Planning and Natural Resources) of the U.S. Virgin Islands has decided to begin kicking boats out of mooring fields that have been just that - mooring fields - for decades. Why, nobody is sure. The Johnson Bay and Sander''s Bay part of Coral Bay is first. Go away. Stay away. Never come back. We don''t know where you can go, just go. Show us some respect and git when we say git. Many of the boat owners are liveaboards or have property in Coral Bay and work locally. Most have been paying for the mooring permit in the same spot for years. The U.S.V.I. is notoriously anti-boating as evidenced by the mass exodus of the charter industry to the B.V.I. in the 80''s and 90''s. Can anyone point to incidents that wound up in Federal Court in any other U.S. jurisdiction or does anyone have any ideas? I know what to do and how to do it, but drawing parallels to other jurisdictions would be very helpful. Thanks. VIEXILE
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