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August 9, 2017

Willamette trout may face extinction

PORTLAND (AP) — State officials warned Monday that if California sea lions continue feeding below Willamette Falls, they could push winter steelhead trout to the brink of extinction.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reportsthat the state Department of Fish and Wildlife highlighted the threat in a population feasibility study. Without federal intervention, they said, there's an 89 percent probability that least one population of the iconic fish species will go extinct in the near future.

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