There are two issues here. Trash dumped by those both on land and sea- we have regular community shore clean ups for that- As for derelicts and low income housing- it used to be a bigger problem here in Hawaii but now they are requiring yearly buoy runs and inspections. As far as abandoned boats- the state has started working on getting rid of them-
I can see that the huge coast line in Florida makes this problematic.
The perception of people when they hear I live on a boat is either I'm a wealthy "yachty"or "trailer trash"
Nothing in between...
Author & Sailor