Jindal wants BP to pay for seafood monitoring
Published: August 20,2010
GULF OF MEXICO — Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173-million program — paid for by BP PLC — to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years.
The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state’s seafood to consumers.
During a news conference yesterday, Jindal says that unless such a plan is implemented quickly, there will be long-running damage to fishermen, seafood processors and restaurants.
If the program doesn’t achieve certain standards within five years, BP would renew it for three years at a time.
The governor also said that BP has agreed to pay $13 million for state wildlife and fisheries officials to monitor how and if the spill is affecting fisheries.
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