Search the Archive

Tuna / Porpoise #43250

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 11, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Federal judge orders United States fishermen to stop fishing for tuna in such a manner as to capture, also, porpoise that die in the process. Ban takes effect May 31. Spokesperson for Tuna Boat Association predicts rise in price of tuna.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Process by which porpoise die in tuna nets described; filmed. Spokesperson, Tuna Boat Association, denies balance of porpoise in Pacific affected by net fishing for tuna. Environmentalists groups disagree.
REPORTER: Roger Caras (Film courtesy Environmentalist Defense Fund)

Caras, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.