Federal proposal: Kill salmon-eating seabirds

The proposal is the preferred action in a draft management plan released Thursday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The colony of double-crested cormorants on East Sand Island near the mouth of the Columbia consumes about 11 million juvenile salmon per year as it migrates through the river to the Pacific Ocean. The fish are listed as endangered. Read more here 12:56

6 Responses to Federal proposal: Kill salmon-eating seabirds

  1. Joel Hovanesian says:

    These damn things should have a bounty on them. They are a menace here in New England also. And so should seals for that matter.
    They are “The unregulated fishing community”

    • borehead says:

      They are coating the rocks with bird shit in San Jose, and the stench is drive away tourists. I posted this one featuring enviro-pol Chuch Schumer.

      Schumer said. “For the thousands of New Yorkers who rely on Oneida Lake for their livelihood, for anglers, and for summer recreation, the return of the invasive and fish-devouring cormorant bird population is a troubling thought. These non-native birds damage the ecosystem and hurt tourism by .” Think about that for a minute. Chuck understands predator/prey! Adult double-crested cormorants are capable of eating more than a pound of fish per day, and in the past have decimated fish population in the eastern end of Lake Ontario Read more here

      • Joel Hovanesian says:

        Government should be giving us some of the ammunition they are hoarding to rid ourselves of these rats with wings!

      • Joel Hovanesian says:

        When I was fish potting they would sit on top of the traps and catch the scup that were trying to enter the pots. Smart bastards.

        • borehead says:

          I get a kick out of the quizlings that can’t figure out that the bloom of nature has a negative affect on rebuilding anything. The birds are smarter than them, and now that the Senator understands how nature works, no excuses.

  2. StripedBassHole says:

    During the 60’s and 70’s off of Cape Ann an Island “Milk Island” basically a Bird Sanctuary was populated with 80 to 85% Sea Gulls and the rest consisted of Cormorants. Now a days the numbers have reversed. A few years back while living near by. I witnessed the morning commute from the Island hundreds of these flying, swimming, and eating Machines would take off in formation in various directions. Ponds and Streams got their share as well as the Coast.

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