CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 11, 1977
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(Studio) Controversy with regard to environmental laws on porpoises between tuna fishermen and environmentalists noted. Chairperson of Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee John Murphy says his bill to raise limit on number of porpoises caught will be passed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(San Diego, California) Fishermen vote to return to work, but count on Murphy bill to lift regulations. [MAN - notes vote is to sail, but under protest.] Govt. observers are to be on ships. Reporter asks what will happen if they are out and word comes bill has been stalled. [Owner Firmin FERREIRA - will have to come home, can't make it under laws.] [Navigator Anthony FOLONI - says going out under protest is last chance.] Decision to sail doesn't bring unanimity of returning to dock and many say even if bill passes it's only temporary solution.
REPORTER: Sharron Lovejoy
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