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Field Report: 2009 Pinniped Management Activities at and Below Bonneville Dam

Abstract

This year (2009) marked the fifth 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), in association with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC). This work has been conducted in close coordination and cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Other cooperating agencies and organizations included: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services (USDA), US Coast Guard, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Oregon State University, state and local law enforcement and others. 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 the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Sections 109h and 120. 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 2009.

Authors

Robin Brown, Steve Jefferies, Doug Hatch, Bryan Wright, Sandra Jonker, and John Whiteaker

Citation

Brown, R., S. Jefferies, D. Hatch, B. Wright. S. Jonker, and J. Whiteaker. 2009. Field Report: 2009 Pinniped Management Activities at Bonneville Dam. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Report reference #09-10, Portland, Oregon.

Date

Dec 10th, 2009

Report No.

09-10

Media Type

CRITFC Technical Report

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