Oregon Resorts to Killing Sea Lions to Protect Trout

Why Is Oregon Killing Sea Lions?

Oregon wildlife officials are resorting to killing California sea lions to protect trout in the Willamette River.

The unique and fragile species of trout live in waters located far inland from coastal areas where the sea lions typically congregate to feed.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife obtained a federal permit in November to kill up to 93 California sea lions annually below Willamette Falls south of Portland, Oregon, to protect the winter run of the fish that begin life as rainbow trout but become steelhead when they travel to the ocean.

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