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How much does it cost to protect salmon and steelhead from sea lions below Bonneville Dam?

Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife departments have each received annual grants of $100,000 to $150,000 from the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission to support hazing and sea lion removal below Bonneville Dam. In past years, each state has also contributed approximately $15,000 for early-season hazing efforts designed to protect sturgeon, but the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission has assumed this responsibility.

The Army Corps of Engineers provides approximately $150,000 per year to document predation, haze sea lions and conduct fieldwork related to sea lion predation. This is in addition to the Corps' $3 million investment to install heavy bars and sonic devices to keep sea lions out of fishways and ladders at Bonneville Dam.



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14th of March, 2013

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