Appeals Court Halts U.S.-Sanctioned Killing of Sea Lions

Greenwire: A federal appeals court has put a stop to a program in the Pacific Northwest that authorized the killing of sea lions in order to protect the stock of salmon in the Columbia River. The National Marine Fisheries Service allowed the states of Oregon and Washington to kill up to 85 sea lions a year at the Bonneville Dam. But the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held yesterday that the agency violated administrative procedures in reaching its decision. Although the Marine......

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