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Field Report: 2008 Pinniped Management Activities at Bonneville Dam

Abstract

This year (2008) marked the fourth consecutive year of research and management of pinnipeds at Bonneville Dam led by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). This work has been conducted in close coordination and cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Other cooperating agencies and organizations included: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC), Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services (USDA), US Coast Guard (USCG), Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA), Portland State University (PSU), and state and local law enforcement. Background on this work and links to supporting documents can be found at http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/Marine-Mammals/Seals-and-Sea-Lions/States-MMPA-Request.cfm and http://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/tmt/documents/fish/ . Pinniped management activities led by ODFW and WDFW at Bonneville Dam are authorized under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and Sections 109h and 120 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This report is intended to fulfill regulatory and contractual reporting requirements; it is not intended to be a comprehensive report on all pinniped-related activities at the dam during 2008.

Authors

Robin Brown, Steve Jefferies, Douglas R. Hatch, and Bryan Wright

Citation

Brown, R., S. Jefferies, D. Hatch, and B. Wright. 2008. Field Report: 2008 Pinniped Management Activities at Bonneville Dam. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Report reference #08-09, Portland, Oregon.

Date

Sep 23rd, 2008

Report No.

08-09

Media Type

CRITFC Technical Report

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