Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

FILE - In this July 7, 2016 file photo, a steelhead trout is reeled in near Dodge Bridge along the Rogue River in Shady Cove, Ore. Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten the fragile and unique type of trout in the Willamette River, a body of water that's miles inland from the coastal areas where the massive carnivorous aquatic mammals usually congregate to feed. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife obtained a federal permit in November 2018 to kill up to 93 California sea lions annually below Willamette Falls south of Portland, Oregon, to protect the winter run of the fish that begin life as rainbow trout but become steelhead when they travel to the ocean. (Jamie Lusch/The Medford Mail Tribune via AP, File)

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