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eu·la·chon

 (yo͞o′lə-kŏn′)
n. pl. eulachon or eu·la·chons

[Chinook Jargon ulχan, from Lower Chinook (Chinookan language of the lower Columbia River valley) úl̷χan, dried eulachon.]
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eulachon

(ˈjuːləˌkɒn) or

eulachan

n, pl -chons, -chon, -chans or -chan
(Animals) another name for candlefish
[from Chinook Jargon ulâkân]
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can•dle•fish

(ˈkæn dlˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
a small, edible, smeltlike fish, Thaleichthys pacificus, of NW coastal waters of N America, so oily that when dried it can be used as a candle.
Also called eulachon.
[1880–85]
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The contemporary yet authentic interpretations of traditional recipes are a feast for all senses, but some of the most sought-after, unusual produce, such as the tiny eulachon fish and foamy soapberry ice cream, are kept off the menu.
Prey identified to the species level that occurred in >10% of scats included Pacific Herring, Pacific Staghorn Sculpin (Leptocottus armatus), Pacific Tomcod (Microgadus proximus), North Pacific Hake, Californian Anchovy (Engraulis mordax), Eulachon (T.
These included the potential for members of the Haisla to be exposed to spilled oil or condensate, (165) the potential interference with the cultural principle of nusa., teaching by doing, (166) the threat to the eulachon, a cultural icon of the Haisla, (167) and the destruction of a number of culturally modified trees, (168) described as "living monuments to Haisla Nation culture and history." (169) The Haisla also asserted that land from their traditional territory would be used in a manner "inconsistent with Haisla Nation stewardship obligations and inconsistent with the use the Haisla Nation would choose for these lands." (170) Such action runs counter to the right of Indigenous peoples to set and pursue their own priorities for development.
The area between Cape Perpetua and Heceta Head is home to marbled murrelet, silverspot butterfly, coho salmon, eulachon and northern spotted owl (below), all on the federal list of endangered species.
The consultation covers 17 critical habitats and 24 species, including Imonids, marine mammals, green sturgeon, eulachon, and rockfish.
Trawl net modifications to reduce the bycatch of eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) in the ocean shrimp (Pandas jordani) fishery.
about the sewage getting caught in the eulachon nets and fouling the taste of his favourite fish when a smear, a darting shadow caught my attention.
Several species of forage fish are known to occur in Prince William Sound between May and July including capelin (Mallotus villosus), eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus), sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus), Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi), unidentified smelt species (Brown et al., 2002), pink salmon (Onchorhynchus gorbuscha) and saffron cod (Eleginus gracilis).
The first year that logging was not interrupted by eulachon fishing was 1857.
In my lifetime, there has also been a diminished return of the eulachon (candle fish) in our traditional harvesting areas.
Throughout the summer, these ambitious mariners crisscrossed Hecate Strait, trading for eulachon oil to enrich their diet and raiding for captive slaves to enrich their economy.