Sea lion removal bill makes headway

Legislation that would make it easier for fisheries managers to kill sea lions preying on salmon, steelhead, and other species is picking up speed after years of languishing in Congress.

The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to vote on the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Preservation Act sometime next week. The Senate version of the bill, sponsored by Idaho Republican Jim Risch, picked up a key Democratic sponsor. Sen. Maria Cantwell signed on to the legislation, making it a bipartisan effort.

LINK (via: The Spokesman-Review)

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