Jindal: $340M more from BP for Gulf restoration

Jindal: $340M more from BP for Gulf restoration

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This image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon Wednesday April 21, 2010. The Coast Guard by sea and air planned to search overnight for 11 workers missing since a thunderous explosion rocked an oil drilling platform that continued to burn late Wednesday. (AP Photo/US Coast Guard)

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Posted on April 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 30 at 5:17 PM

LAFITTE, La. (AP) -- Gov. Bobby Jindal says BP has agreed to fund $340 million in restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jindal said Tuesday that the money is part of the $1 billion the oil giant agreed to pay for early restoration work following the 2010 Deepater Horizon oil spill.

At a news conference in Lafitte, Jindal said that most of the money will restore three barrier islands in Barataria Bay and one in Breton Sound.

More than $20 million will establish two fish hatcheries and research centers: one in Lake Charles; the other, in Pointe-a-la-hache.

The Lake Charles Center will monitor and study redfish, speckled trout and flounder. Jindal says the one in Plaquemines Parish will do the same for baitfish, such as shrimp, croaker and cocahoe (cock-a-hoh) minnows.

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