FISHING: Repelling Foreigners

Posters plastered all over the picturesque fishing port of New Bedford, Mass., proclaim: THE SOVIET FISHING FLEET IS TWELVE MILES OFF OUR COAST AND SUCKING UP EVERYTHING THAT SWIMS, CRAWLS OR HIDES IN THE SAND. Beneath ominous-looking silhouettes of Russian trawlers, the posters urge: SUPPORT THE 200-MILE FISHING LIMIT. Congress is now getting the message. This week both House and Senate are expected to pass a bill extending U.S. jurisdiction over coastal waters from its present twelve miles to 200 miles; President Ford's signature is likely. Under the bill, which will take effect next March, the Government will enforce...

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