Perhaps the author of this article should do at least a little bit of research before spouting off falsehoods:
A No Discharge Zone designation DOES NOT have any impact on stopping boats from discharging WASTE. It merely makes it illegal for vessels to discharge TREATED waste. Thus, these vessels with their own EPA approved treatment systems must use municipal pump-out stations, where their waste is then (hopefully) treated and dumped into the same waters anyway!
And let's not forget that the discharge of UNTREATED waste in US waters has been illegal since 1972, not 2007 like the author incorrectly states.