States, Tribes Sea Lion Report Urges Removal Efforts; Says Non-Lethal Deterrents Ineffective

Predation on salmon was reduced through the removal of 40 California sea lions from the lower Columbia River during 2008-2010, but a renewed and strengthened effort is needed to protect fish stocks that are listed under the Endangered Species Act, according to an Oct. 4 report produced by the states of Oregon and Washington and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.

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