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Shrimping on Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers native Justin Mahaffey, 24, prepares to unload roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp caught during a 16-day trip in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff

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Fort Myers native Justin Mahaffey, 24, prepares to unload roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp caught during a 16-day trip in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff

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  • Fort Myers Beach resident David Newcomb, 50, unloads roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp from the High Plains Drifter shrimp boat at the Trico Shrimp Company on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Employees sort pink shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico at the Beach Seafood Market in the company's factory on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Fort Myers native Justin Mahaffey, 24, prepares to unload roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp caught during a 16-day trip in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Fort Myers resident Debbie Green welcomes home her shrimp boat captain husband, Blaine Green, on the couples' 31st anniversary on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Fort Myers resident Blaine Green, captain of the High Plains Drifter, returns from a 16-day trip with roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp as he unloads his catch at the Trico Shrimp Company on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Fort Myers native Justin Mahaffey, 24, prepares to unload roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp caught during a 16-day trip in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Seafood companies and shrimp boat docks line the shores of Shrimp Boat Lane in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Retired rig man Tony Green helps tie a shrimp boat to the docks at Trico Shrimp Company on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Lifelong shrimper 'Scorpio' Dave Williams, 57, watches from the docks as a crew prepares to unload roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp at the Trico Shrimp Company on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Fort Myers native Justin Mahaffey, 24, prepares to unload roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp caught during a 16-day trip in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Laborer Binh Van Pham repairs shrimp nets in a workshop at the shrimp docks along Shrimp Boat Lane on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Laborer Binh Van Pham repairs shrimp nets in a workshop at the shrimp docks along Shrimp Boat Lane on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Fort Myers Beach residents Rufus Green, left, and David Newcomb unload roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp from the High Plains Drifter shrimp boat at the Trico Shrimp Company on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Fort Myers Beach resident David Newcomb, 50, wipes his brow while unloading roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp from the High Plains Drifter shrimp boat at the Trico Shrimp Company on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Fort Myers Beach resident Rufus Green, unloads roughly 25,000 pounds of shrimp from the High Plains Drifter shrimp boat at the Trico Shrimp Company on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Richard Mahaffey, of Purcell, Okla., welcomes home his son, shrimp boat first mate Justin Mahaffey, 24, as he arrives at the Trico Shrimp Company on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • The Beach Seafood Market is one of a handful of shrimp and seafood companies in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Various deep sea fish await cleaning and purchase at the Beach Seafood Market on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Fish cutter Alex Flores finishes cleaning a black grouper at the Beach Seafood Market on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Trico Shrimp Company employee Saul Guzman loads a shipment of shrimp onto an 18-wheeler on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry. David Albers/Staff
  • Beach Seafood Market employee Todd Stone loads a batch of shrimp to be sorted at the company's factory on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. David Albers/Staff
  • Beach Seafood Market employees George Andrad, left, and Richard Carter sort shrimp at the company's factory on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Fort Myers Beach. With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. David Albers/Staff

With the shrimping and fishing industry balanced on tight budgets, local fishermen and shrimpers are keeping a close eye on the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Any damage to the gulf could have a ripple effect on the region's entire seafood industry.

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