Stories tagged: sea lions
Sun., June 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
Wandering sea lions endangering salmon, steelhead below Bonneville Dam
There are about 4,500 sea lions in the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to Astoria, Ore., and they love eating salmon and steelhead.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Oregon officials say sea lion disease could spread to dogs
State officials are warning Oregonians to keep their dogs away from sea lions.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Sea lions create a splash at the Spokane County Fair
It’s not unusual to see cute critters with whiskers at the Spokane County Interstate Fair, but it is unusual to see ones with flippers.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Bill seeks to allow tribes to kill salmon-eating sea lions
Some Northwest Indian tribes would be allowed to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River under a bill introduced in Congress.
Sun., May 19, 2013
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 …
Fri., April 6, 2012, 6:19 a.m.
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.
Thu., March 15, 2012, 11:49 a.m.
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.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2011
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. …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2011
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 …
Tue., Nov. 23, 2010, 11:48 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 27, 2009
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 …
Fri., Jan. 30, 2009
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 …