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(Studio) Bowing to pressure from environmentalists, Commerce Department issues regulations with regard to what tuna fishermen can't haul in with tuna catch. Most of tuna ships head for shore today convinced regulations will put them out of business.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(San Diego, California) Tuna fishermen have used new techniques and have cut down no. of porpoises caught with tuna, but new regulations say it's against law to kill any of 1 type of endangered porpoise, spinner species. Tuna men say it's impossible not to catch a few, so they head home to San Diego. [Tuna-boat Association President Augie FELANDO - says fishermen confused and frustrated and hope present move will make Congress change law.] Some tunamen say they'll move boats to foreign ports; economic effects of such action noted. [Tuna canner Jack LINDSEY - cites effect on prices of cans.] Tuna fishermen say it isn't fair that worrying over few porpoises should endanger whole industry
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
- Drinkwater, Terry;
- Mudd, Roger
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