Judge wants plan to protect humpback whales from fishery
By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press | Thursday, March 16, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - This photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a humpback whale after is was entangled in heavy line and freed off Hawaii on March 15, 2022. A U.S. judge this week ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service violated the law when it failed to develop a plan to prevent the harming of humpback whales by West Coast commercial fishermen catching sablefish. (Pacific Whale Foundation/NOAA via AP, File)