(a) “U.S. depredation order” means the depredation order for double-crested cormorants to protect public resources
that was issued by the U.S. department of interior, fish and wildlife service, in
50 CFR 21.48, to reduce or minimize the wildlife damage caused by double-crested cormorants.
(b) “Wildlife damage” means adverse impacts on fish, including fish hatchery stock, wildlife, plants,
and their habitats.
(2) The department shall, in cooperation with federal agencies, administer a program
in a manner that complies with the U.S. depredation order to control and manage double-crested
cormorants in order to reduce wildlife damage caused by double-crested cormorants.
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