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US-Cuba Relations / Fishing Industry / McGovern #251398

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 11, 1977
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(Studio) Overlapping fishing limits are 1 problem which United States and Cuba representatives have discussed at mtgs. since March.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Havana, Cuba) Cuba representatives say overlap not major problem; can be fixed by drawing line, because Florida Straits not major ground for either. Major problem is off New England coast, where United States has signed agreements with several ntns., include USSR , to allow foreign fishing inside limits. Agreement not signed with Cuba, whose ships get large portion of fish there. Importance of fish to Cuban diet noted. Probable requests from Cuba in fishing agreement with United States noted. Cuba now depends heavily on USSR fish and aid to supplement own fishing industry

(Studio) Senator George McGovern returns from Havana and says relations between 2 ntns. could be getting better.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) McGovern tells Carter that Fidel Castro says he wants better relations, but that United States trade embargo must be lifted in order to extend anti-hijack agreement. [McGOVERN - says it's not blackmail, but means if Cubans give something, United States must make substantive move also.] McGovern notes Castro said Cuba would act against hijackers without agreement; also gives McGovern personal message to Carter. [McGOVERN - cites Castro's views of Carter.] Castro's comments, according to McGovern, with regard to human rights and US stance, noted.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) McGovern also brings invitation for United States all-star baseball team to play in Cuba in fall or next spring; says baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn has accepted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Rabel, Ed

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