Seafood After the Gulf Oil Spill

Seafood After the Gulf Oil Spill

This week Louisiana reopened harvest areas to shrimpers, after regulators pronounced Gulf shrimp safe to eat. We examine the science and politics of testing seafood after the BP oil spill.

Louisiana shrimpers caught more than forty percent of American shrimp before the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Some of them are back at work now that regulators say the shrimp is safe to eat. But many watermen and consumers remain skeptical of those claims. We examine the science and politics of testing seafood after the spill.

Guests

Juliet Eilperin

National Environmental Reporter, Washington Post

Carys Mitchelmore

Associate Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (Solomons, MD)

Barton Seaver

National Geographic Fellow; Chef and Certified Sommelier

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