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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