This Recovery Plan links threats and management actions to an active research program to fill data…
About the Species
Eulachon are commonly known as smelt, candlefish, or hooligan. Eulachon are a small, anadromous fish (moving between freshwater and saltwater) and are found from northern California to southwest Alaska. The southern distinct population segment is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting eulachon. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
- Southern DPS