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Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus)
Management

There is a commercial fishery for eulachon, which occurs in the Northern District of Cook Inlet, which targets eulachon returning to the Susitna River. Eulachon are harvested using hand-operated dip nets and the season is open from May 1 through June 30. Total harvest may not exceed 100 tons of smelt and has varied from 300 pounds to over 200,000 pounds since 1978.