Sea Lion-Salmon Cycle Starts Again in Columbia

In 2019, wildlife managers removed 33 sea lions from Willamette Falls that had been returning there for years.

A new permit issued last August by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration allows three states and six tribes to kill as many as 540 California sea lions and 176 Stellar sea lions along the 180 miles between Portland and the McNary Dam. The idea is to halt the sea lions’ annual tradition of following fish up the Columbia.

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