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Hi Peter - There is a state law in FL that limits what a local jurisdiction in FL can restrict. At the same time it established a pilot program to install moorings in a number (five?) of jurisdictions; moorings effectively displace anchoring space. Search SailNet and Google for lots of information on the subject with regard to Florida.
FL law of course doesn't apply per se in Maryland.
As I understand the law in Maryland and in the City of Annapolis the Board of Port Wardens has the authority on the part of the City of Annapolis to define a no-anchoring zone. Apparently the USCG Legal Affairs folks have deferred in writing to Annapolis on the subject.
I live here and have been inconvenienced by boats anchoring off my fairway. I continue to believe that no-anchoring zone designation is not the right answer to the problem.
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