Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


How many California sea lions have been removed from the lower Columbia River under federal authorization?

From 2008-12, wildlife managers for WDFW and ODFW removed a total of 54 California sea lions in the Columbia River. Thirty-eight were euthanized by lethal injection and 11 were successfully placed in zoos and aquariums where space was available. The remaining five died during capture activities.

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14th of March, 2013

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