26 Aug '11, 2am

Seriously?!?! - Killing Sea Lions to Save Salmon, Again:

Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration A California sea lion dines on a salmon in the Columbia River. To protect endangered fish, 37 sea lions have been killed in the past four years. This summer, federal fisheries officials took away the hunting license they had awarded to state officials in Oregon, Washington and Idaho who wanted to kill the sea lions that are eating endangered salmon. It was a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that nixed what the federal fisheries personnel, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , delicately call the “removal” of the sea lions. The court decision raised a basic question: Why is it not O.K. for sea lions, who tend to cluster at the base of the Bonneville dam waiting for dinner to be delivered, to snack on as much as 4.2 percent of the salmon in the river when ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/killing-sea-lio...

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