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Time to Act

by Ken Spring
The Daily News, May 1, 2008

It's time for us sport fishermen to act. We should all be outraged and aghast about how the California and other sea lions and seals are being allowed to decimate endangered salmon runs at Bonneville dam and elsewhere on the Columbia River.

The states of Washington and Oregon had permission to stop the rogue sea lions at the dam until the Humane Society of the United States stuck its uninformed, long nose into the situation and stopped the states in federal court. I called Sharron Young, head of the Humane Society of The United States, to find out why she was largely uninformed on the issue at large, but charged ahead anyway.

After calling Young, please consider joining the Coastal Conservation Association, which, with the help of area fishing pro Gary Loomis, is spear heading the fight for selective fishing only on the Columbia River and other Northwest waterways. Nets are nonselective. Please attend a meeting at Bob's Merchandise on any third Thursday of the month. In May the meeting will be on the 15th. We are making great progress in Washington and Oregon. You will be impressed. See for yourself.

Ken Spring, Longview
Time to Act
The Daily News, May 1, 2008

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