US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon

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Sea Lion Cole has been approved by the Department of Fish and Wildlife ABC stunt and explains sea lions have been devouring devouring migrating migrating salmon salmon and and steelhead steelhead trout trout with with a a bottleneck bottleneck of of dams dams or or where where they they had had a a tributaries tributaries to to spawn. spawn. In In order order to to save save the the fish. fish. US US officials officials issued issued new new permits, permits, allowing allowing wildlife wildlife managers managers and several native American tribes in Washington, Oregon and Idaho to kill five 140 California Sea lions and 176 Steller Sea lions over the next five years in the Columbia River Basin. Officials at the Humane Society say killing the sea lions isn't going to fix fix the the problem. problem. The The sea sea lion lion populations populations are are generally generally healthy. healthy. Todd Todd and and ABC ABC News News

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