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Fishing Limits / USSR Violations #251397

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 11, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter and USSR ambassador Dobrynin to meet on Tuesday; originally, meeting believed to have been aimed to smooth relations due to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) breakdown, but there's new issue, in form of USSR violations of United States 200 mile fishing limit. During wkend., 2 Soviet vessels intercepted. State Department says continued violations could further sour relations between 2 ntns.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) Coast Guard seized trawler, "Taras Shevchenko" on Sunday and escorts it to Boston, Massachusetts harbor. Refrigeration ship, suspected of carrying illegal catches, also seized. New England fishermen and others have said law not being enforced. [Representative Gerry STUDDS - cites previous cases where Coast Guard had been told not to seize ships. Says law now made clear.] Possible legal action and consequences noted. [Fish and Lobster Association spokesperson Alan GUIMOND - says amount of fines, whether token or real, will tell if law really being enforced.] "Taras Shevenko's" crew must wait aboard ship; could be mos. Some officials say other seizures must take place for other ntns. to realize United States is serious.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) White House spokesperson Jody Powell says Carter feels he showed restraint prior to ordering seizures and seeks confrontation with no one. No reaction from Moscow.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Kladstrup, Don;
Cronkite, Walter

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