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Eulachon Fishing

Although limited geographically from the mouth of the Fraser to its confluence with the Harrison River, eulachon "raking" was an integral part to the fishing of eulachon . Using an implement similar to the leaf rake (but with sharper tines), the fisher passed the rake through the water, subsequently impaling the fish. The rake was pulled from the water and the fish dumped into the boat. These fish were not turned into grease, as was done by other First Nations of the Coast, but were consumed fresh or smoked for preservation.

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