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Tuna Fishing / Porpoise Ruling #245867

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 11, 1976
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(Studio) Washington federal judge says tuna fishers must stop using fishing method that results in deaths of many porpoise.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pacific Coast) In suit, environmentalists say Commerce Department illegally allowed fishermen to kill 100,000 porpoise each year in nets. Tuna frequently swim with certain species of porpoise. Judge Charles B. Richey rules that Commerce Department allowed this type of fishing without knowledge of the impact. Ruling is 1st victory for environmentalists under Marine Mammal Protection Act. [American Tunaboat Association August FELANDO - says decision could have crippling effect on United States tuna fishermen.] Fishermen say domestic tuna prices will rise,and promise to appeal ruling.
REPORTER: Harold Dow (narrates)

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, Harold

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