Steller Sea Lions May Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg

It may be time to take the eastern Steller Sea Lion off the endangered species list. That’s according to the National Marine Fisheries Service, which is doing a comprehensive review to decide whether the population is free of threats and healthy enough to warrant the change.  Alaska, Washington and Oregon have petitioned for de-listing, which could reduce the regulatory burden on some public and private sector activities.

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