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Corps of Engineers wants to remove 500 cormorant eggs to support salmon conservation in Columbia River

The Corps is in the fourth year of a five-year plan to cut the cormorant population on East Sand Island at the river’s mouth from more than 14,000 breeding pairs to no more than 5,380 to 5,939 birds to reduce pressure on fish listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. Double-crested cormorants are not listed under the federal Endangered Species Act but have federal protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The colony on the island at one point was believed to account for more than 40 percent of the entire Western population of the double,, >click to read<18:45

Effective Management? – ODFW plans hazing of fish-eating double-crested cormorants, a protected species??

Hazing of double-crested cormorants is set to begin soon in several areas along the Oregon coast in an attempt to improve survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead as they migrate from inland waters to the Pacific, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday. Read more here ktzv.com  15:09

Special hunt authorized in South Carolina for double crested cormorants

The awkward-looking seabirds are one of nature’s most capable fish catchers -– yet they never seem to garner the respect heaped upon other avian piscators. In China, they have been trained to dive and harvest fish for commercial markets for more than 1,000 years. Here in the U.S., however, Read [email protected]  11:40