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I raise a pint to you, Oregonians (I think that's the proper term). Blaze the road! Soon maybe we'll get the same law for La Jolla.Agency OKs the killing of sea lions at Bonneville Dam<!---- END STORY TITLE -------->
PORTLAND, Ore. â A federal agency has authorized the âintentional legal takingâ of individually identified California sea lions that prey on migrating salmon and steelhead at the base of Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.
The lethal removal is limited to sea lions deemed to have a significant effect on the decline or recovery of federally protected salmon and steelhead stocks, and the offenders must have been seen eating salmonids between Jan. 1 and May 31 of any year, the National Marine Fisheries Service said in an order obtained by The Associated Press late Monday.