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Tuna Ind. / Murphy Bill #251970

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1977
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(Studio) Compromise bill with regard to tuna industry and porpoises has upset industry, but infuriated some envtlists.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Representative John Murphy's bill to amend Marine Mammal protection Act noted; coalition of conservation groups attack bill. [Defenders of Wildlife spokesperson John GRANDY - cites objections to bill.] [MURPHY - says only few extreme envtlists. prevent closing gap between industry and envtlists.]
REPORTER: Lee Thornton

(San Diego, California) [American Tunaboat Association spokesperson August FELANDO - says envtlists. are misinforming public and being careless with regard to integrity of vessels involved in charges of killing porpoises.] "City of San Diego" is boat cited by envtlists. as worst offender. [Deck boss John LONA - notes improvements made.] Tuna fishermen say if Murphy bill isn't passed, they'll resume boycott.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray;
Thornton, Lee

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