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Feds, Gulf states to use one standard for seafood

4 years ago June 29, 2010 Jun 29, 2010 Tuesday, June 29 2010 Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:03:16 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Vice President Joe Biden says the federal government has reached an agreement with Gulf Coast states to set safety levels for seafood coming out of the Gulf of Mexico.

Biden visited the region Tuesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Food and Drug Administration say the effort designed to reopen closed fishing areas as soon as
possible.

He says "we want one single standard so you all don't have to worry about where you fish, if you can fish and if the waters are open."

Federal officials say they have been testing fish for oil compounds so they can ensure areas cleared of danger are reopened to fishing as soon as possible.

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