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Tuna Fishing Ban / Porpoise #43414

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 20, 1976
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(Studio) House subcommittee holds hearing on bill to ease federal judge's order against type of tuna fishing that kills porpoise. Report on economy impact of court ruling.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Diego, California) [MAN - cites his criticism of judge's ruling.] [Tuna boat captain Nes BALELO - says most tuna fishermen aren't trained for anything else.] Tuna usually travel with porpoise. Fishing nets trap air-breathing porpoise along with tuna. Tuna Boat Association film shown. Some porpoise rescued by being thrown out of net. Estimated American tuna boats will kill 85,000 porpoise this year
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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