Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Dr. Jane Lubchenco stops by the White House for a live chat on the safety of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico.
- Opening remarks
- How do we know our seafood in markets and restaurants is safe?
- Is the federal government testing seafood for dispersants?
- Will seafood from the gulf be identified by its packaging?
- What are the long term effects of the oil spill on seafood from the Gulf?
- How is the federal government working with states to determine which waters are safe for fishing?
- What is the government doing to ensure that people aren’t illegally fishing in federal waters?
- Should we be concerned about fish from outside the Gulf of Mexico?
- What is NOAA’s role in ensuring seafood safety vs. the FDA or the Coast Guard?
- Will the price of seafood from the gulf go up dramatically because of the oil spill?
- Will inspectors be dockside to inspect boats and seafood?
- Are we accepting help from other countries or other organizations that are helping to test seafood?
- Is the government granting any waivers to fish in waters that are currently closed?
- Which areas have been opened and how many areas are currently open for fishing?
- What is the process of sensory and chemical tests that seafood samples go through?
- How long will the government continue to test fish in the Gulf of Mexico?
- Has inland fishing been affected by the oil spill?
- How can people help support commercial fishers in the Gulf?
- If origin labeling is not mandatory, how can consumers find out where their seafood is coming from?
- Is NOAA working with independent scientists on the seafood safety issue?
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