Oregon officials have placed a sea lion trap above Bonneville Dam to try to catch at least three California sea lions that have darted through the dam's locks.
Columbia River tribes asked the Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife departments to place the new trap above Bonneville, where tribal fishing grounds predominate. The new trap is placed at The Dalles Marina.
Oregon and Washington are authorized to kill California sea lions spotted eating salmon near the dam, if they don't respond to non-lethal hazing and visit the dam at least five times.
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National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14
In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.