PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon wildlife managers say they're going to haze seabirds that eat juvenile salmon and steelhead as the fish migrate from freshwater rivers to the sea.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say hazing of double-crested cormorants begins Friday in Tillamook and Nehalem bays on the Oregon coast.
Tillamook Bay operations will be conducted through May 31 by the North Coast Salmon and Steelhead Enhancement Fund to protect the hatchery and wild coho and winter steelhead that are migrating through the estuaries.
Nehalem Bay operations will be conducted by the Port of Nehalem through April 30.
In both locations, a boat or jet ski will be used to push cormorants to the lower bays where the birds can find a greater diversity of food.
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