I think the usa government idea was to make a method of punishment and/or restitution for people doing the wrong thing. But people sometimes think they must do their project inside the rules about what not to do, instead of being outside the rules and still not doing wrong.
For instance, if Bob owns a 50ft long floating dock with a covered 20x20ft pavilion attached, and on it he puts some way of making electricity for night lites and radio, some fresh water, a bbq grill with charcoal, and some ice, a picnic table, and a money donation box, and Bob has Octavian tow it out to an island (with a nice sandy beach) on Cay Sal Bank for the weekend, drops one anchor, he breaks no laws (@Talador?). If Bob has a enjoyable time and is short of dock space, Octavian may tow his own dock there too. Then more people show up with docks. By next summer maybe 10 docks are out there, with 8,000 sq ft of free-floating pavilion that can be relocated at a moment’s notice, and nobody spent a $million on it.
How you might get four people to tie up together, each dropping one anchor on a personally owned unit, making a 40x90 ft deck (drawn on a 10x10 ft grid). There are naturally many other ways.
You might figure out that a 40x90 deck owned by a business, charging people money for services there, would prolly be confiscated by Bahama police, and the business owner arrested, but it’s four smaller private docks just nicely arranged, and no fees being charged. I will be very interested in what those knowledgeable of the area could tell us about this.