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Louisiana Waters Re-open (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Gulf of Mexico

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-11-12

Duration: 00:06:29

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Fisheries | Fishermen | Food safety | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | Animal rescue | Sea turtles


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Rodman, Bill Producer
  • Rodman, Bill Photographer
  • Fischer, Myron Interviewee
  • Hebert, Chad Interviewee
  • Arnaud, Joe Interviewee


This segment from the November 12, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Bill Rodman’s report on the opening of 98% of the state’s coastal waters to commercial and recreational fishermen following the BP Oil Spill. He tags along with Lieutenant Chad Hebert and Sergeant Joe Arnaud of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) on their patrol of the waterways. Lieutenant Hebert discusses their work in enforcing the closures of the waterways during the BP Oil Spill and witnessing the release of 32 rehabilitated sea turtles. Rodman also talks to Myron Fischer, the Director of LDWF’s Grand Isle Laboratory, on the extensive seafood testing that was done before officials made the decision to open the waterways. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford