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Gulf fishermen fight for compensation

One year after the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the biggest fights for fishermen has been for compensation from BP.

So far around $4 billion of a $12 billion fund has been paid out but most view the process as confusing, unfair and way too slow.

For some, who have already spent their life savings just to get through the past 12 months, any payments cannot come too soon.

Andy Gallacher reports from Bayou La Batra in Alabama.

  • 20 Apr 2011
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