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By Dameon Pesanti The Columbian

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries division estimates about 45 percent of spring chinook salmon are lost between the mouth of the Columbia and Bonneville Dam, with sea lions being primarily responsible.

“There isn’t one magic bullet, there is no one answer,” Herrera Beutler said. “The reality is there’s another piece of this that needs to be addressed: giant sea lions eating endangered salmon.”