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BSPR: Tribes defend law to kill sea lions to protect salmon

"A coalition of tribal groups says sea lions are eating far more salmon along the Columbia River than previously thought. The claim comes in a legal fight over whether wildlife officials should be killing some of the hungry sea lions.

A federal judge has authorized wildlife officials in Oregon and Washington to kill as many as 30 California sea lions each year near the Bonneville Dam. Four have been killed so far this spring. A conservation group has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop the killings."

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Tribal Group Claims Sea Lions Munch More Salmon Than Previously Thought (Boise State Public Radio 4/24)

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