BP official: I would serve Gulf fish to my family


Published: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 8:36 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 8:36 p.m.

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — BP's chief operating officer says he would eat fish from the Gulf of Mexico and would let his family eat it, too.

Enlarge |

This May 9, 2010 file photo shows BP's chief operating officer Doug Suttles speaking at a news conference in Venice, La. Suttles took reporters on a boat tour of beaches and marshes Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 about 25 miles south of Venice, La. Suttles says he would eat fish from the Gulf of Mexico and would let his family eat it, too.

The Associated Press

Doug Suttles took reporters on a boat tour of beaches and marshes Sunday about 25 miles south of Venice, La.

Some nearby areas reopened to fishing late last week, and some observers have questioned whether it's really safe.

Suttles says "they wouldn't open these waters ... if it wasn't safe to eat the fish." He also says he would eat it and "would serve it to my family."

He says he believes Gulf Shore residents will still find oil and tar balls washing ashore into the winter.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top