It seems to me that "Waterwatch," "Umpqua Steamboatters" and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen are going in the wrong direction blaming Winchester Dam as a hazard to salmon and other fish.

That may be, but I think they should work toward eliminating the sea lions and seals that are decimating a good percentage of the salmon before they even get close to Winchester Dam.

I think that would be abetter effort toward preserving the salmon runs, rather than worrying about Winchester Dam.

Steven W. Coons


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Either/or solutions are not going to work to regain plentiful salmon runs. Fisherman used to pull hundreds of giant salmon out of Deer Creek every day right from Jackson Street, near where the library now stands. The harbors and bay were full of sea lions and seals back then. Human interference of all kinds have greatly reduced what was supposed to be a renewable natural resource that would last forever. Killing sea lions and seals will only destroy one more link in the ecosystem.

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