By Zaz Hollander
Anchorage Daily News 

Reward offered for information on sea lion killings near Cordova


Federal authorities say seven Steller sea lions were found shot to death in the surf near Cordova after the Copper River salmon fishing season got underway in mid-May.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on June 2 announced a reward up to $5,000 for anyone who provides information that leads to a civil penalty or criminal conviction. The agency includes the National Marine Fisheries Service, which oversees protection of marine mammals like sea lions.

Cordova, located on the eastern edge of Prince William Sound, is home to the Copper River’s prized sockeye runs and a busy fisher...

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