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By Chuck Weber - bio | email

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) - The oil slick growing in the Gulf of Mexico off New Orleans could have a big impact on our seafood.

At Cod and Capers Seafood in Palm Beach Gardens, a shopper browsing the display cases will see one Gulf Coast specialty after another -- shrimp, crabs, clams, even fish -- from deeper waters like Grouper and Swordfish. "A huge amount of our fishery product comes from that area," said Steve Gyland of Cod and Capers.

Gyland says Gulf seafood could take a big hit depending on where the oil travels. "We will have to source out alternate locations for the items that we do get from there," said Gyland. "For the consumer, it will most likely mean higher prices."

Such a scenario is considered unlikely for drivers pulling up to the gas pump, though. "It may be a spike in the price a couple of days, but that's really about it," said Chris Martorano, the owner of two gas stations in Palm Beach County.

"There's 250 more platforms out there. Economic impact, I don't see anything short term. "Long term, I don't know," said Martorano, referring to the expected setback to oil drilling off the state's coasts.

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