Response Statement - Eulachon, Central Pacific Coast population
This short-lived semelparous species is extremely rich in lipid and spends over 95% of its life in the marine environment. All of the populations in the Central Pacific Coast area are substantially lower than what supported large First Nations fisheries in the 1800s and before. Each river for which there are records has experienced drastic declines in run size, some to the point of virtual extirpation including the Kitimat, Kemano, Bella Coola, and those in Rivers Inlet. Substantial declines have also been documented for the Kingcome and Klinaklini Rivers, however there remain modest returns in these areas.
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