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Fishing Limit / USSR Ships #48076

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 11, 1977
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(Studio) After many citations issued to USSR fishing boats within United States 200 mile limit, President Carter orders 2 taken into custody on Sunday 1 now being escorted to Boston by Coast Guard, other docked there this morning.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Boston, Massachusetts) USSR ship "Taras Shevchenko" is escorted to Boston by Coast Guard cutter "Decisive;" will stay in port till case resolved. [Lieutenant Commander Douglas CROWELL - says there's been no resistance from Soviet crew.] Coast Guard had previously complained of Soviet ships, but State Department wouldn't allow seizures. [Representative Gerry STUDDS - says 200 mile limit not matter of foreign policy, but of United States domestic law.] New Bedford, Massachusetts, fishing boat captains echo Studd's statement. [Peder JACOBSEN - says it ought to be done.] President Carter ordered seizure , 1st under new law.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

(Studio) Possible penalties with regard to ship's violations noted. White House sees no further strain to relations with USSR because of incident.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Comments, with regard to White House reaction, of spokesperson Jody Powell noted. Is noted National Security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski has authority to order further seizures, but President probably to be involved in such decisions.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Little comment by USSR with regard to seizure.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry;
Stewart, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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