Fishermen question Gulf seafood safety
Most of area hit by BP oil spill may be open for business, but locals say pollution remains.
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 19:44 GMT

The White House is planning to serve seafood from the Gulf of Mexico at Christmas events this year, in a move aimed at boosting consumer confidence in the wake of the devastating BP oil spill.

But some locals are questioning the safety of seafood from the area.

They insist the oil is still in the water. Al Walker, a fishing boat captain in Louisiana, tells Al Jazeera's John Terrett why he has doubts over the testing.

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