La. Fishermen In London Protesting BP
A delegation of Louisiana commercial fishermen is in London, U.K. addressing the BP annual shareholders' meeting about poor oil spill compensation. Telley Madina is executive director of the Louisiana Oystermen Association. He says delegates traveled a long way but were disappointed when LOA president Byron Encalade was turned away from the BP's stockholders' meeting--even though he had pre-arranged to address the entire group about slow response to claims, unreceived checks and other
grievances. Madina says Encalade will get as much exposure in the British press and
TV as he can while in the U.K., to call attention to the fishermen's complaints. He also says BP executives later offered to meet with Encalade privately to discuss his complaints.