|Published:||Jun 06, 2010 3:31 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 06, 2010 12:32 AM EDT|
Fort Myers Beach, Fla - The Dry Tortugas are fair games for fishing for now. The federal government lifting its ban of the waters off the Florida straits after test results showed no signs of oil in the water.
At Prawnbroker Restraurant off McGregor Boulevard and Cypress Lakes Drive the news is being met with some skepticism.
"I guess it's a good sign, but it could be a temporary thing", said general manager Steve Wolfe.
The seafood restaurant says several of their suppliers including deep-sea fishermen are expected to make their way south to make up for lost catch out in the Gulf.
Over at Erickson and Jensen season company on Fort Myers beach, the company's owner says more than half of its catch comes from the Dry Tortugas.
Fishermen returned on Wednesday after a month trip off the panhandle where they caught 34,000 pounds of shrimp.
Local shrimpers will head off the coast of Texas in early July, but concerns are now being raised about how boats will up traveling in the sludge from the oil spill.
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