Yesterday I spent time, on the Columbia River, riding the sea lion hazing boat with Indian fishers from CRITFC . The men were shooting off bombs and large underwater firecrackers trying to convince the sea lions to head back out to the ocean. The controversy is heated here in Oregon and Washington.
The sea lions aggressive... the Tribes determined... the salmon endangered. No clear solution to the debate. The tribes depend on the salmon run to feed their families and even they are torn as to how to handle this problem that was created by the building of the Bonneville Dam.
I am heading out to the Klickitat River today to photograph the fishers.
No sea lions were injured in the taking of these photos.