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200 Mile Limit / Shrimp Fishing #251004

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 1977
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(Studio) Not all fishermen welcome 200 mile fishing limit.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(port Isabel, Texas) Fishermen who have spent winters fishing for shrimp off coast of Mexico now out of work. [Shrimper Orleans EYMARD - says they knew if American went to 200 mile limit so would Latin and South American cntries., forcing tremendous number of American ships to come to Gulf of Mexico to catch shrimp.] Mexico's regulation with regard to foreign ships in 200 mile limit of shore noted; nation will stop granting licenses in 1980. [Texas Shrimp Association director Bob MAUERMANN - cites economy results of so many boats fishing off coasts of Texas, Louisiana and other Gulf states.] American shrimp fishermen want United States to allow Mexicans to catch shrimp inside American limits in return for Americans fishing inside Mexican limts.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Engberg, Eric;
Mudd, Roger

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