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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