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(Studio) San Diego, California, port is big tuna fishing center. Due to court limit on how tuna may be caught, in order to save porpoises, fishermen feel they may be wiped out. Today Justice Department asks Washington, DC appeals court to give relief to tuna fishermen.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(San Diego, California) (American Tuna-boat Association film shown.) New law forbids killing even one spinner porpoise and though nets set to let porpoises escape, boat captains say it's impossible to be sure even 1 not killed in nets. [Tuna-boat captain Jose JORGE - says all will go broke.] Fishermen's wives meet Tuesday night to plan rallies and lobbying to get law changed. [Tuna captain's wife Mary Alice GONSAVES - says other inds. should take note of situation.] Econ. effects of law, as now stated, noted.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
- Geer, Stephen;
- Reasoner, Harry
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