Asian American Fishermen Accuse BP of Discrimination

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – Half of the commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico are Vietnamese and Cambodian Americans, but BP discriminated against them during the oil spill cleanup by hiring only 7 percent of boats in its Vessels of Opportunity program from them, 55 fishermen claim in court. Before the Deepwater Horizon disaster, “the Gulf Coast seafood industry was a vibrant and lucrative business employing more than 213,000 people and producing continued