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United States Fishing Rights #47467

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 25, 1977
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(Studio) On Tuesday United States fishing rights to be extended 200 mile from shores; expected to have big effect on world fishing industry
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Report on reason for change and how it will be enforced. Japanese and USSR catch almost as many fish in American waters as United States fishermen do. [Rhode Island fisherman Charles BRAYTON - says foreign fishermen speak in metric tons and catch large amount Cites effect of foreign fishing on independent American fisherman.] (Coast Guard film shown.) Regulations for foreign fishing and Coast Guard patrol of waters noted. [MAN - says there are USSR or E. German, Japanese and Polish vessels in area.] Reaction in fishing ntns. and here in United States noted.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

(Studio) Reaction from other ntns. may be imposition of own 200-mi. limit; USSR has done so.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Stewart, Bill

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