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Letters to the editor August 15, 2017: Humans, not sea lions to blame


August 15, 2017


Re: “ODFW study warns wild steelhead at risk of extinction due to sea lions,” The New Era, Aug. 9, it’s not the California or Steller sea lions who are pushing the steelhead and salmon to extinction.

It’s the human dam builders, it’s the loggers who like the dams, who ruin the fishes’ spawning habitats and raise water temps.

It’s the human fisherman who over-fishes and releases invasive non-native fish into the rivers that compete and eat the natives.

It’s the human gold dredger, it’s human pollutants dumped in their rivers and oceans by various industries that...

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