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  • U.S. to reconsider sea lion protection

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Tuesday it will consider dialing back commercial fishing restrictions in the western Aleutian Islands that were put in place to protect …


  • Sea lions killed as chronic wild salmon eaters

    PORTLAND — A Washington state wildlife spokesman says two salmon-eating California sea lions have been captured this week at Bonneville Dam and killed by lethal injection.


  • Feds OK killing of sea lions in Columbia River

    SEATTLE — The federal government has decided it is OK to resume killing California sea lions that eat threatened and endangered salmon at Bonneville Dam.


  • Sea lions raid Columbia, grow taste for sturgeon

    Sea lion predation on sturgeon in the Columbia River at Bonneville Dam increased for the sixth straight year in 2011 with more than 3,000 estimated killed. Monitors for the U.S. …


  • Bill would hasten killing of sea lions

    WASHINGTON – Wildlife officials have tried shooting them with rubber bullets, chasing them with boats and scaring them with flares. Nothing has worked for long. Now federal lawmakers took the …


  • Court halts sea lion killing at Columbia River dam

    Sea lions that have faced death by lethal injection for making banquets of endangered fish in the Columbia River won a reprieve today when a federal appeals court told Oregon …


  • Court allows sea lion trapping

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A federal appeals court has refused to block plans to start trapping and killing sea lions that eat endangered salmon at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia …


  • Removal of sea lions to resume

    PORTLAND – A federal judge Thursday denied a request by the Humane Society of the United States for a stay of his order allowing three Western states to resume capturing …

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