Marine mammal predation – “Sea lion solutions are scarce as the 2013 salmon run

The Oregonian –  It was a sea-lion kind of week, with lots of media attention (spurred by The Oregonian’s John Canzano) brought to .  Marine mammal predation on angler-hooked salmon has been worse than ever — so bad, in fact, most anglers have quit fishing during the traditional peak of the run. The blubbery slaughter was well-covered, but no one paid more than lip service to the real question: What can be done? Not much in the short term, said Brent Norberg of the National Marine Fisheries Service office in Seattle. continued

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