New Orleans, La. – The vice president also met with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and other officials leading the federal response to the spill. Fishermen have been complaining that they're not sure which waters are open, and often find out at the last minute that areas they planned to fish are closed. Biden says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Food and Drug Administration will strive to open areas as soon as possible. Fish are being tested for oil compounds to determine if they've come in contact with the spill. Gulf Coast states are also involved in setting safety standards.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.