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Marine Mammals; Pinniped Removal Authority


Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status


NMFS received an application from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, on behalf of their respective states; the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; and the Willamette Committee. The eligible entities are requesting authorization to intentionally take, by lethal methods, California sea lions and Steller sea lions to reduce or eliminate sea lion predation on the fishery stocks that are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

Comments closed October 29, 2019.

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Last updated on 04/28/2020