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Sea Lions Above Bonneville Dam
to be Trapped

by Staff
KPTV, April 17, 2013

Estimated minimum number of adult salmonids consumed by pinnipeds and estimated total number of pinnipeds seen at Bonneville Dam from 2002 to 2011. PORTLAND, OR - The Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife have placed a trap at The Dalles Marina on the Columbia River in an attempt to capture California sea lions that have made their way above the Bonneville Dam.

Four Columbia River Treaty Tribes asked to the trap to be built after reporting damage to their equipment and fisheries from the California sea lions for nearly three years.

No sea lions have been captured at this point, but at least three sea lions have been seen in the area of the marina.

This trapping is all part of the states' efforts to protect threatened and endangered fish populations from the growing number of California sea lions in the Columbia River.

Sea Lions Above Bonneville Dam to be Trapped
KPTV, April 17, 2013

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