Judge Rules Lobster Fishing Impact on Right Whales Needs Study

A judge has ruled that federal fishery managers haven’t fully analyzed the impact of lobster fishing on endangered North Atlantic right whales.

In a decision issued April 9, U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., ruled against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in a lawsuit brought by a group of environmental organizations. 

The decision finds that NOAA violated the Endangered Species Act when it authorized the lobster fishery without appropriately analyzing its impact on right whales.

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