Also known as Oolichan, Hooligan and Candlefish, Eulachon have small, but recognizable physical differences from other Smelt including pelvic fins located to the front of the dorsal fin.


Also known as Sea Trout, Greenlings are a widespread bottom species along the Pacific Coast and are most commonly found in areas with current breaks, such as breakwaters, sea walls, rocky sea beds and kelp forests.


Halibut is the largest flatfish and is highly prized as a food source.


Herring travel in large schools throughout the Pacific, and are a very important food source for many species of fish that ply the Pacific.


A bottom fish that lives near rock and kelp beds, Lingcod is a very popular species caught for food across in the Pacific Northwest and especially in British Columbia


The two Mackerel species in B.C are the Pacific and the Jack Mackerel, which is typically the larger of the two and is distinguished by wavy, vertical lines on its upper back.


There are many different species of Rockfish, with a wide variety of physical characteristics.


Smelt are small, schooling fish usually caught using dipnets to scoop them out of surf along beaches and the shore.

Spiny Dogfish

Called Dogfish, Mud Shark, Rock Salmon and a million dirty names, Spiny Dogfish is a species of bottom-dwelling shark long considered a nuisance for their habit of stealing bait.


The White Sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in North America.

Surf Perch

Surf Perch often congregate in schools close to the shoreline, looking for food where the surf hits the shore.


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