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Costly Lobster / Soviet Trawlers #487415

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 10, 1976
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(Studio) Russian trawler catches lobster off Nantucket Island United States Coast Guard escorts trawler to shore.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) Captain and 80 crewmen were aboard vessel. Penalty for fishing on bottom of Continental Shelf is $100,000 fine or 1 year in prison for capt. or both. [C.G. Commander Paul WELLING - says retention of lobster warrants seizure.] 60 pounds lobster found on ship. Lobster costs $2000 lb. due to imposed fine.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

(Studio) Last August, another Russian trawler seized off New Jersey. 25 pounds of lobster aboard. Due to $100,000 fine, that lobster worth $4000 per pound
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
McCarthy, Lee
Duration:
00:01:50

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