Flashback Friday — NF September 2019

1969

The U.S. Tariff Commission turns down a petition by the Maine Sardine Council for relief from imports, saying “sardines in airtight containers are not… being imported into the U.S. in such increase quantities as to cause, or threaten to cause, serious injury to the domestic industry.”
The 62-foot Morro Bay, Calif.-based albacore boat Compass Star disappeared into a fog with Captain Kenneth Dahl and a four-man crew.

1989

South Carolina shrimpers lose access to inshore sounds, affecting primarily the small-boat fleet.

2009

Exxon submits to paying interest on punitive damages from the 1989 oil spill after submitting to significantly reduced payments in early 2009 — 20 years of court battles later. The 5.9 percent interest rate nearly doubled the $507.5 million in damages, tallying another $470 million, which pales in comparison with the original $5 billion settlement.

About the author

Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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