Results of the 1986-87 California sea lion-steelhead trout predation control program at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. NWAFC Processed Report 88-30, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA, Seattle, Washington.

Authors: 

Gearin, P.J., R. Pfeifer, S.J. Jeffries, R.L. DeLong, and M.A. Johnson.

Year: 

1988

Page #s: 

111 pp
Summary: 
Over time, noxious bait, consisting of dead steelhead containing lithium chloride, did not prevent California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) predation of Washington steelhead trout (Salmo gairdneri). Acoustic harassment devices worked only for a short time in reducing California sea lion depredation before sea lions began to habituate to sounds.