What You Missed: Open for Questions on Gulf Seafood Safety with Dr. Lubchenco
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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