CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 28, 1977
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(Studio) United States sets territorial waters 200 mile from coast. Complication re: nearby Cuba noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Seattle, WA) Fishery Conservation and Ngt. Act interpreted. For. fleets must get license to fish in United States waters. Coast Guard must enforce act. [US Coast Guard Commander Bob MORHARD - describes policing efforts.] Marine Fisheries Service holds meeting to interpret new law. [Fishing Boat Association Ed MANARY - believes Canadian vessels should be restricted with regard to salmon catch just as United States ships are.] [Fisherman Louis DODD - doesn't know what to do with regard to loss of salmon fishing days due to new law.] Smaller catches and reduced seasons could hurt United States fishing industry
REPORTER: Sharron Lovejoy
(New Bedford, Massachusetts) E. coast fishermen like new 200 mile limit. [Fisherman Harry SWAIN - complains of large foreign catch.] Auction of new catch filmed; rising prices noted. Present prices benefit fishermen; smaller catches penalize them. Disappearing species noted. [Marine biologist Robert EDWARDS - believes things will be in good shape in 5 years] More fish to mean more jobs. Lowering of prices for fish anticipated. US responsibility for protecting marine life in 200 mile limit pointed out.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay