Published: Feb 03, 2012 11:36 PM EST
Updated: Feb 04, 2012 12:23 AM EST

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla.- The fisherman who will feed close to 50,000 people at the Everglades City Seafood Festival are calling it their first fresh start since the BP oil spill.

From the pot to the plate, those with Teamco Concessions out of Mobile, AL were cooking with pride Friday.

"We're happy to be doing good.  Last weekend we were in Orlando at another festival and this weekend we hope to do even better," fisherman John Morris said.

It's a sentiment shared by many who were showing off their specialties ahead of Saturday's big crowd.

"It's the first fresh year that 100% past that," Clayton Singletary of The Black Jack Grill said.

"I've got suppliers as far as Bayou La Batre and the Mississippi area where the oil spill was really an impact over there.  They're doing business as usual, if not above normal."

So as they batter and boil, they'll enjoy some of the best business since BP.

If you'd like to sample some of the seafood yourself you can do so on Saturday and Sunday.

Proceeds from the event support local charities and Everglades City scholarships.

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