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Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus)

In Alaska, the eulachon is important as a personal use and subsistence species. Eulachon are harvested using dip nets, gillnets, and seines. They are frozen, dried, and smoked mostly for human consumption. Eulachon are also caught commercially and sold for human consumption, bait, or as food fishes for captive sea mammals.

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