NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1978
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(Studio) Report on farming the sea.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Springfield, OR) Details of sea farming, using oysters as example Shortage of oysters in relationship to demand for them in United States noted. Oyster farm process being invested in by Hawaii land and agriculture firm, Amfac, Incorporated, described; baby oysters are grown in labs near Monterey, California. Other corps. becoming involved in sea farming include Ralston-Purina, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Weyerhaeuser and Union Carbide. Seafood farms in ID, Mississippi, Florida and Pacific northw. cited. Weyerhaeuser's salmon project in Springfield, OR, detailed. Skepticism of some about eventual success of project cited. [Project chairperson Harlan FREEMAN - outlines project involvement.] Union Carbide's sea farming project with salmon also outlined. Commercial fishermen's concerns about sea farming by big corps. examined; successful fight against sea farming legislature in Washington noted. National legislature being developed in Congress described. Sea farmers' outlook for future stated.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff
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