Discussion Topic: Feds Target Salmon-Eating Sea Lions

_A federal agency has authorized the killing of some California sea lions that prey on migrating salmon and steelhead at the base of Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

The lethal removal is limited to sea lions deemed to have a significant effect on the decline or recovery of federally protected salmon and steelhead stocks . . . .

Sea lions are protected under the 1972 Marine Mammals Protection Act, and the allowable kill would be limited to about 85 animals.

The ruling, scheduled to be released Tuesday, identifies about 60 sea lions "authorized for immediate removal."_

Seem like a good policy to you? Or should the feds be removing hydroelectric dams instead of killing sea lions, as opponents suggest?