FILE – In this March 28, 2018 file photo, a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. A judge ruled on Thursday, April 9, 2020, that the federal government had failed to adequately protect endangered whales from lobster fishing activities. Environmental groups had sued the U.S. government with a claim regulators’ failure to prevent the North Atlantic right whale from harm was a violation of the Endangered Species Act. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)More

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge has ruled the federal government failed to adequately protect endangered whales from lobster fishing activities, sending the industry and regulators scrambling to figure out what the future holds for one of America’s most lucrative

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