Green Dilemma: Protected Sea Lions or Protected Salmon?

5 posts / 0 new
Last post
Michelle Anderson
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 5 months ago
Joined: 11/03/2003 - 1:01am
Green Dilemma: Protected Sea Lions or Protected Salmon?

What to do, what to do? Who does an environmental wacko side with here??

[quote]

Salmon update

THE PROBLEM: Spring-run chinook salmon are being eaten by California sea lions near Bonneville Dam.

THE SOLUTION: Section 120 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act allows states to lethally take seals and sea lions under certain conditions.

WHAT'S NEXT: Oregon Fish and Wildlife biologists will report to the commissioners about the issue in four to six months.

No strangers to tough issues -- from wolves to mountain lions -- the members of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission are looking at another controversial move.

They are considering killing sea lions to save salmon on the Columbia River.[/quote]

[url=http://159.54.226.83/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060305/OUTDOORS/603050... Did God Invent Cudgels?[/url]

Anonymous
Green Dilemma: Protected Sea Lions or Protected Salmon?

[url=http://www.beringsea.com/communities/Saint_Paul/culture/aleutfood.php]EAT SEAL...tastes, um, a bit like salmon[/url]

rklindell
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 08/05/2003 - 12:01am
Green Dilemma: Protected Sea Lions or Protected Salmon?

[quote]The liver is especially good and tastes better than the finest calves liver.
[/quote]

I'm intrigued..

Editor
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 1 month ago
Joined: 04/18/2009 - 3:43pm
www.westlinntidings.com All-y

www.westlinntidings.com
All-you-can-eat fish buffet is closed
Wildlife officials began hazing sea lions Friday to move them away from Willamette Falls fishing areas
By Kara Hansen
The West Linn Tidings, Apr 1, 2010

Last week, Oregon Department of Fish/Wildlife officials began using surface/underwater explosives to shoo sea lions away from the falls, where the marine mammals have grown increasingly bold in their attempts to snatch Chinook salmon, steelhead.., sturgeon.

The Columbia and Willamette rivers are home to multiple runs of threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead, both targeted by multibillion-dollar recovery plans.

...sea lions don’t distinguish between wild, protected runs and hatchery-raised species.

http://www.westlinntidings.com/news/story.php?story_id=127006612840531900

Editor
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 1 month ago
Joined: 04/18/2009 - 3:43pm
www.washingtonpost.com Habeas

www.washingtonpost.com
Habeas corpus for animals? Why not?
By Christopher Stone
Saturday, June 12, 2010; A15

[A] law professor [with] a [death row] client.... Mine is...sea lion...C657.... C657 got onto the wrong side of the law by, allegedly, eating salmon at...the Bonneville Dam..., a federal offense, punishable by [death]. We lost in...lower court, which ruled...sea lions had no standing. His case is before an Oregon appeals court.

The larger principle is the right of nonhumans to sue in their own names, with lawyers as their guardians.

The writer, a professor at the University of Southern California School of Law, specializes in environmental law.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/11/AR201006...

Log in to post comments