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Coast Guard Seizes U.S. Fishing Boats

World IN BRIEF : CANADA

May 27, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

The Canadian coast guard seized three American fishing boats off Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of a get-tough policy adopted after salmon treaty talks collapsed. The vessels allegedly failed to obey regulations requiring that they report their presence to Canadian authorities and haul in their fishing gear when entering Canadian waters. Those regulations have been in effect since last year but had not been enforced until talks broke down last week on how to divide the Pacific salmon catch between the United States and Canada.

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