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BP engineers are waiting for -- cement to dry at the top of their blowout well deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
But it is something on top of the water that has gulf fishermen unhappy.
Senior correspondent Rick Leventhal fills -- then from.
Lakes or Mississippi.
Thousands of fish found dead near cat island in the Mississippi sound.
Silver brand that huge red fish one of the golf's best known delicacies at least thirty inches long weighing thirty pounds or more.
Floating on the surface of an area estimated at two square miles.
Why discredited -- locals insist this is evidence there is still plenty of oil in the gulf waters and much of it below the surface -- on the sea floor.
-- into the state of Mississippi and -- -- they say the seafood is safe and it.
-- where they were -- probably taken over so many of them are rewarded your -- -- what could happen and they gave him another chance to get up and move they.
Have to stay on the bottom and elsewhere.
-- could get out of it but I just can't.
I don't know I don't know what's what's left of the for the future of the fishery I'm really desired.
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Local fisherman drag a boom on the bottom of the sound to show where she collected among the algae.
Scoffing at claims most of the crude is now gone suggesting BP's reduction or resource is its premature -- We don't have recoverable oil on the well on the Gulf of Mexico right now and clearly some of the cleanup activities in certain areas.
Have gotten to the point that -- -- -- -- requires many workers.
Probably they wanted to -- You know how to fight -- But I know and 35 years that I've been doing this job never.
Do you have Zain what I've seen on the you know and -- -- Robert -- makes his living off oysters and shrimp from the golf.
But says he and his family won't eat anything from these waters now and doesn't think anyone else showed either.
Basically I'm out of business right now.
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Well there is no direct evidence that the dead fish found today are linked to oil in the gulf it's possible that -- could be conducted on those dead -- for the locals say they don't have the ways.
-- the means and they also say they don't -- scientist to tell them.
What they already know in fact one fisherman came by our position here a short time ago and then -- this dead crab in this zip lock bag.
That appears to be covered in oil.
The locals say that big oil has -- their environment it's kill their livelihood and it's also Chris they say killing sea life as well.
So read what do those fishermen and obviously you know they're not scientists but -- -- live there and have lived for their whole lives on the water what do they make of this government report.
Of the -- -- -- burned or evaporated it.
That the big part of the problem is gone.
They say that report is bogus Chris they don't believe it at all.
They say that there is plenty of oil just under the service of the water.
And on the surface of the sea floor they believe that dispersants have moved the oil off the service and they believe that BP is trying to -- Hide the extent of the oil do that life can somehow return to normal here and people forget about what's going on.
In those gulf waters -- Rick Leventhal reporting from Mississippi Rick thanks for that.
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