...I talked to a few Enviro-Cops at the pre-season shows and they said because of the increased YAK popularity, and the fact that common sense is "not a requirement", they are going to be checking for LPU's and running lights for dusk to dawn paddleing...among other things. I'm going to rig a pole to fit in my rod holder onto which will go a steady white light with 360*view. They also stressed signal devices (whistles/air horn/mirror/etc).
How about a satelite tracking system and/or a TCAS (traffic collision avoidance system) as used by the airlines?...What next?!