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Fishing Limits / US-Mexico / Shrimpmen #48338

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 28, 1977
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(Studio) United States and Mexico also have overlapping fishing zones, which present problems for Brownsville, Texas, shrimp fishermen in Gulf of Mexico.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Brownsville, Texas) Report on effect of fishing limits on Brownsville shrimpmen. [Boat captain Ralph WILDER - cites cost to him in income.] [Captain Guy PETE - says it's catastrophe; there's no way United States fishermen can survive, allowed only small area in Gulf.] Brownsville is shrimp capital of US; workers, many Mexicans, will be laid off for lack of shrimp. [WOMAN - cites cut in work time.] Damage to town's business, without shrimp ind., noted. [Chamber of Commerce president Buster STEVENSON - they're very upset in town.] Fishermen hope United States diplomats will pressure for rights of US fishermen to fish in Mexican waters.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

Reasoner, Harry;
Stewart, Bill

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