Gulf Oil Well Closed, But Businesses in North Central Florida Are Still Feeling The Effects
The gulf oil well was announced as being "officially closed" on Sunday. However, many business owners in North Central Florida say the damage has already been done.
Jerry Beckham was born and raised in Cedar Key where he started his own seafood business right out of high school. He's made his living oyster fishing for over 40 years, but it's been almost 6 months since he and his son Gerald have been able sell to their biggest clients down south because of the bad reputation the gulf seafood has acquired.
Jerry hopes the capping of the oil well will bring them back some business, but knows it will be some time before they can return to way things were.
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