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Marine Mammals on the West Coast: Fisheries Interactions

The West Coast Region closely evaluates the impacts of fisheries activities on marine mammals and develops and implements measures to minimize effects.

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Large woody debris in a creek in a forested area The Fivemile-Bell habitat restoration project in the Siuslaw watershed in Oregon. Credit: Siuslaw Watershed Council.
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