Court Hears Oral Arguments On Killing Estuary Cormorants To Protect Juvenile Salmonids

Saying that double-crested cormorants are not an endangered or threatened species, but that many of the salmon and steelhead they feast on in the lower Columbia River estuary are, U.S. District Court of Oregon Judge Michael H. Simon’s tentative ruling would allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ to continue culling cormorants in the estuary.

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