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Final Report and Recommendations of the Bonneville Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force

April 19, 2017

Marine Mammal Protection Act, Section 120

On March 15, 2012, NOAA Fisheries issued a Letter of Authorization (LOA) pursuant to Section 120 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho (states) to lethally remove certain individually identifiable California sea lions (CSLs) at Bonneville Dam that were deemed to be having a significant negative impact on the decline or recovery of at-risk salmon and steelhead. That LOA was slated to expire on June 30, 2016, and the states applied for a renewal.


Appendix A - Task Force Membership (PDF, 1 page)

Appendix B - March 2017 Section 120 Bonneville Pinniped Fishery Interaction Task Force Meeting Agenda (PDF, 2 pages)

Appendix B - March 2017 Task Force Meeting Summary (PDF, 16 pages)

Appendix C - Shakner et al, 2016. Epidemiological Models to Control the Spread of Information in Marine Mammals (PDF, 9 pages)

Appendix C - Effectiveness Review of MMPA Section 120 Implementation under 2012 Letter of Authorization to WA, OR, ID 2017 (PDF, 21 pages)

Appendix C - Field Report 2016 Pinniped Research and Management Activities at Bonneville Dam. Brown et al, 2016. (PDF, 18 pages)

Appendix C - Final Report and Recommendations of the MMPA Section 120 PFITF Columbia River 3 Year Review and Evaluation 2010 (PDF, 16 pages)

Appendix C - NMFS Report on Consideration of Statutory Factors under Section 120 of the MMPA, March 2012 (PDF, 42 pages)

Appendix C - Sorel et al, 2017. Population-specific Migration Timing Effects on Route Survival of Chinook Salmon (PDF, 27 pages)

Appendix C - Section 120 Bonneville Pinniped Fishery Interaction Task Force Instructions, Task Force Meeting, March 1-2, 2017 (PDF, 3 pages)

Appendix D - List of Attendees (PDF, 1 page)

Appendix E - February 2017 Media Notice (PDF, 1 page)

Appendix F - Public commentary (PDF, 10 pages)

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 02/23/2024

Marine Mammal Protection Act