COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "It's a wonderful place to go but we want people to go in a very safe matter," said Albert Katz.
Albert Katz said his Naples backyard, Moorings Bay, should be a safe place for manatees and for people. But that's not what he's seeing on the water.
"Unfortunately we have some boaters who take it advantage right now and are using the bay for waterskiing, other activities just going to fast."
A judge recently struck down an ordinance regulating how fast boaters can go. Unlike other parts of Collier County, where the water is part of the Manatee Protection Zone, there is no regulation at Moorings Bay and Doctor's Pass.
"I'm hopeful that we don't have any serious accidents."
The Naples City Council voted Wednesday to get Florida Fish and Wildlife involved, to add the Moorings Bay system to the protection zone.
"No regulations can be enacted in waters over state lands without permission from the state and Fish and Wildlife," said Roger Reinke, Assistant City Manager for the City of Naples.
FWC has 30 days to deny or approve the council's petition. But some don't want FWC to be a part of it at all.
"We would like our local government to pass local ordinances in the interest of human safety," said Jim Kalvin with Collier County Marine Industries Assocation.
If FWC denies their petition, the City Council said they will try to establish a local ordinance to create a Manatee Protection Zone in Moorings Bay and Doctor's Pass.