Willamette steelhead returns surge after sea lions removed

Wild Willamette winter steelhead, an iconic run that is considered by many to be the most imperiled fish in Oregon, are posting some their best returns in three years, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Wednesday. ODFW biologists hope this is the beginning of a turnaround, and evidence the fish are responding positively to the removal of one of their most voracious predators – California sea lions.

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