You got that right. When I was there you could get a boat for a half-day in-shore flat rate (as many people as you want within legal limits), with tackle and bait provided, for $300-$400... and there were several boats ready to go (un-chartered) at any given time. That's insane. That would barely cover fuel and wear/tear on the gear. Obviously these guys are just trying to keep themselves in the game long enough for some kind of recovery.
The big beach houses are hurting too. Those places aren't cheap - to buy, insure, nor rent. Yet when I was there occupancy on the street was probably running about 40%. We did our best to support the local bait shops (fed a lot of fish), and the local liquor stores. ;-) It was a good vacation.
They are wonderful places to visit,fish in, dive in even live as some of us do.
It;s just a dam shame that we have become targets of the far left environmental Marxists and they won't stop coming at us until we make it very uncomfortable for them.
Down here it's the crocodiles, snail darters and wood rats. They have spent millions to protect them while our road system struggles with inadequacy year after year. Our population in Monroe county actually declined from 80k to 73 k over the past ten years since no one but a few can afford to live here.