Steller sea lion populations have declined by more than 80 percent because of industrial fishing activities. Earthjustice legal efforts helped win a court verdict that keeps ESA protections for the species. 
VLADIMIR BURKANOV / NOAA

Steller sea lion populations have declined by more than 80 percent because of industrial fishing activities. Earthjustice legal efforts helped win a court verdict that keeps ESA protections for the species. 

VLADIMIR BURKANOV / NOAA