The US government is considering legislation that would ban the installation of boat fences in areas where boating is not allowed.
The bill, which was introduced last week, is the first step towards tightening existing restrictions on boating in the country.
It is not yet clear if the legislation will pass.
In the US, boating has been illegal since 1977.
The government wants to change that, but the obstacles are daunting and there are a number of ways it could go wrong.
Boating is illegal in most parts of the country and a number are considered unsafe.
One of the more controversial proposals, however, would allow boating to be restricted in certain areas if the boating industry would commit to installing a fence.
Boat fencing is generally installed by the public, and boaters would be required to pay for it.
For many boaters, the cost of installing such a fence would make it prohibitively expensive, and in some areas it is considered unsafe to boate in.
Under the proposed legislation, a boat owner would need to give up a small part of their property to secure the fence, which would then need to be paid for.
That would cost an estimated $1,600 per boater.
This would not cover the cost to install a fence, nor would it cover the additional costs to maintain it.
Boating in areas of the US that have boating restrictions is a popular recreational activity.
But the boaters who take part in such activities are not allowed to drive boats, or operate boats in restricted areas.
To make sure the boater is not breaking the law, authorities have installed a small boat fence in one of the areas that are prohibited from boating.
There are other barriers that are also used by boaters to control the flow of water, and authorities have not yet put a fence in place.
However, there is some evidence that fencing may help to deter more dangerous boaters from using the boaking and fishing industries in the first place.