Oregon Field Guide

Eulachon Smelt

Clip | 9m 50s | Video has closed captioning.

Oregonians over 40 remember the fun of dipping nets into rivers alive with huge runs of eulachon smelt. Today, the tiny, mild-flavored fish is officially listed as "Threatened" and their harvest is radically restricted by state fish and wildlife managers. In large part, the listing is thanks to action by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

Aired: 11/02/16

Rating: TV-G

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