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