YARMOUTH, Mass. — Dave Lamoureux’s kayak, named Fortitude, must be the only one in Massachusetts registered as a motor vessel. That’s because a powerboat registration is required to get a permit to fish for tuna here.
Apparently, it never occurred to the authorities that someone might be crazy enough to want to catch a bluefin while sitting in what amounts to a floating plastic chair and enjoying what Melville called a “Nantucket sleigh ride.”
Bendis is also a kayaker and states that this is "crazy innovation!"
With Taste for Risk, Dave Lamoureux Fishes for Bluefin Tuna From a Kayak - NYTimes.com