Speaking of Seized Ships: The Tuna War

Welles, Benjamin
May 1975
New Republic;5/24/75, Vol. 172 Issue 21, p11
Presents information on the entry of U.S. tuna boats from southern California into the coastal waters of Ecuador. Punishment for U.S. tuna boats which were caught fishing in coastal waters of Ecuador; Information on the fact that since 1952, Ecuador has seized 127 U.S. tuna boats and has imposed various fines and fees totaling $5.7 million; Implementation of the Fishermen's Protective Act, 1967, to reimburse all the losses incurred by the U.S. fishing boats; Views of the U.S. tuna skippers on the fishing license issued by Ecuador; Information on steps taken to put an end to continuing tuna war between the U.S. and Ecuador.


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