Sad, But I'm not suprised. If you search other posts and topics the anchoring and holding in the back creek has been discussed .
I am opposed to ANY anchoring restricto anywhere outside a navigable channel.
Unfortunately many w/ influence do not share my view'son anchoring.
This despite centuries of anchoring and countless maritime laws, the slow and steady erosion of anchoring rights continue to move onward.
Often justified by false sentiment scare tactics and often supported by people whith best interests as well as hidden agendas, and alterior motives.
The end result will undoubtedly be yet more needless regulation and loss of one more enjoyment of sailing/cruising.
Another sad moment forthcoming.