Posted: May 18, 2010 5:30 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: May 18, 2010 5:30 PM
COCODRIE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say it could be some
time before they finish investigating oil that was found on a
shrimper's catch, closing fishing between Cocodrie and Louisiana's
Fishing reopened Monday after authorities found that the oil did
not come from the wild well spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico.
Forty-two-year-old Lyle DeHart says he knows Department of
Wildlife and Fisheries investigators are scrutinizing his story
along with oil taken from his catch.
Wildlife and fisheries Capt. Chuck Comeaux says investigators
are looking at whether oil was dumped onto the shrimp on purpose,
but says that does not appear to be the case.
Another possibility is that the boat may have gone through an
area where someone had dumped oily bilge water.