NOAA Invites Comments On Lethal Removal Of Sea Lions At Willamette Falls; Threat To Listed Steelhead

As it had become clear that sea lions preying on salmonids at Willamette Falls could cause the extinction of Willamette River winter steelhead, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife applied October 6 to NOAA Fisheries for a permit to lethally remove some California sea lions that this year have taken as many as 25 percent of the winter steelhead run.

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