Aug 18, 2010 7:06 AM by Sharlee Barriere
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Officials with the Institute for Seafood
Studies at Nicholls State University say consumers of Louisiana
seafood can be confident in the findings of the safety assurances
issued by government agencies.
In a Tuesday statement, Dr. Marilyn Kilgen said the results of
intensive investigations have consistently shown that seafood
harvested from state and federally designated open fishing areas
present no public health risk from the oil spill.
Kilgen has conducted research in seafood safety at Nicholls for
30 years and served on many national and international seafood
safety committees, including the National Academy of Sciences'
congressionally mandated Seafood Safety Study.