A dilemma along the Columbia River: Kill birds to protect fish?

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 1, 2014 - 6:10 PM

ASTORIA, Ore. — Dredging decades ago to aid Columbia River shippers also helped seabirds known as double-crested cormorants by creating a flat, sandy island ideal for nesting and feeding on young salmon and steelhead headed for the Pacific Ocean.

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