ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 06, 1976
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(Studio) Dolphins and porpoise unable to avoid nets of tuna fishermen.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(Miami, Florida) Dolphins are highly intelligent. They have own language and perform well for humans. Environmental Defense Fund film shown. Schools of tuna usually travel underneath dolphins. 100-200,000 dolphins killed each yr. with tuna catch; they're thrown away. Since 1972, Marine Mammal Protection Act charged National Marine Fishery Service and fishing industry with reducing slaughter. Killing conts. at rate of 10,000 per month Fishing ind. has large lobby in DC. Reporter calls for help for dolphins despite lobby. Dolphin shakes hands with reporter
REPORTER: Roger Caras
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