Special concern/threatened/Endangered Archives - Oceana Canada


Eulachon are a small, schooling fish that have an extremely high oil content in their bodies. This oil content has led to the nickname “candlefish” because they can be dried, fitted with a wick and used as a candle. They are a forage fish, or prey species, and play an important role in Pacific northwest … Read more

Redfish (Acadian & Deepwater)

Acadian and Deepwater redfish are so similar in appearance that they are frequently lumped together as one species, particularly in the commercial fishery. There are also accounts of breeding across species, producing hybridized redfish. Redfish are called “ocean perch,” although they are not perch at all. This name arose during the 1930s when there was … Read more