National Geographic : 1974 Jul
Fishing-trawler diplomacy often hinges on finding the right word in a Russian-English dictionary (above). Here a Soviet trawler's mate, left, consults with Lt. James T. Cush man. A fisheries agent (in checked shirt) and a helicopter pilot complete the inspection team from the Coast Guard cutter Vigilant, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Aboard a West German vessel (below), inspector Ens. James Andrews, left, makes a point to the ship's master, second from right. Inspection teams check the legality of nets and catches, ensure compliance with treaty provisions, and estab lish emergency aid procedures.