Nation: The Bounty Mutiny

The fishermen around Fort Bragg, Calif., a coastal town 140 miles north of San Francisco, had just about had it with the Federal Government. Over the past six years, the fleet of 300-ft. Soviet trawlers plying their waters has grown to 17 vessels, and none of the American fishermen's protests to Washington produced any results. The Soviets, they say, are fishing inside the U.S. twelve-mile limit and depleting the salmon grounds by using small-mesh nets, forbidden to the Californians. So the men took things into their own hands. They formed a vigilante group called American Waters for American Fishermen. By last...

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