A U.S. House committee has approved
a Northwest congressman’s proposal
for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
to develop a plan to remove
salmon-eating Caspian terns from
Rice Island in the Columbia River.
“We must do more to preserve these
important salmon runs,” Rep. George
Nethercutt, R-Wash., said, citing
estimates the birds consumed 10
million to 23 million migrating
juvenile salmon, or 25 percent of the
population, during 1997-98.
Under Nethercutt’s proposal, which
was …

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