The Birds: Report Analyzes Benefits Of Reducing Estuary Cormorants’ Predation On Salmon, Steelhead

The complete elimination of the West Coast’s largest double-crested cormorant colony, located each spring and summer just inside the mouth of the Columbia River at East Sand Island, could, as a result of reduced predation on juvenile fish, boost populations of upriver steelhead by as much as 2.5 percent, according to a recent research report.

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