Friday, 22 December 2006 00:00
Shrimping Part OneWritten by Christine Buckley
Shrimping came to Fort Myers Beach in the early 1960's - soon after record numbers of jumbo pink shrimp were discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, 25 miles off Naples. The fledgling fleet soon outgrew the Naples docks and settled in San Carlos Island, where it's been based ever since. What might appear to be nothing more than a tiny fishing hamlet in the shadow of Matanzas Pass Bridge is actually an important contributor to Lee County's coffers. WGCU's Christine Buckley spent the afternoon with some of the local shrimp industry's main players to explore the trade.