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  Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries: Smelt - Species Profile
The rainbow smelt, a small fish eagerly pursued by anglers because of its fine flavor, is found along the coastal inshore areas of northeastern North America from Newfoundland to New Jersey, but is most abundant from the southern Canadian Maritime Provinces south to Massachusetts.
Smelt in turn are an important prey for a variety of predatory fish, including, striped bass, bluefish; and several bird and marine mammal species.
Smelt produce such light taps or vibrations when grabbing baited hooks that rapt attention to the rod and line is a must.
www.mass.gov /dfwele/dmf/recreationalfishing/smelt.htm   (1403 words)

  
 Rainbow Smelt/Fish of the Great Lakes by Wisconsin Sea Grant
In the lower Great Lakes, rainbow smelt were at first regarded as a nuisance, hordes of them invading and becoming entangled in fish nets.
Smelt are not only processed for animal feeds but are also enjoyed by people, and countries as far away as Japan are interested in importing its meat and roe.
Unfortunately, smelt populations fell sharply in the early 1980s and the outlook for them is not clear.
www.seagrant.wisc.edu /greatlakesfish/rainbowsmelt.html   (249 words)

  
  Underwater World - American Smelt
The scales on the smelt are large and easily detached, and at spawning time those on the males develop small tubercles, resembling tiny buttons which serve as a mark of their sex.
Conversely, Miramichi smelt are prey for cod, salmon, seals, comorant, and mergansers, while Great Lakes smelt fall prey to lake trout, salmon, brook trout, burbots, walleye, yellow perch, and birds such as gulls and crows.
Smelt are also afflicted by parasites, one of which forms white cysts in the viscera and body cavity of smelt inhabiting both North American and European waters.
www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca /zone/underwater_sous-marin/smelt/smelt-eperlan_e.htm   (2835 words)

  
 WDFW -- WA State Forage Fish: Surf Smelt
Surf smelt can be distinguished from other forage fish such as herring, sand lance and anchovy, by the presence of an adipose fin.
In previous years, surf smelt management was intended to protect and conserve spawning stocks and to regulate commercial and recreational fisheries, which often occur on common fishing grounds, in such a way as to maximize the social and economic benefit of the resource.
Surf smelt recreational fisheries occur year-round and are scattered throughout the coast and Puget Sound.
www.wdfw.wa.gov /fish/forage/smelt.htm   (2322 words)

  
 Smelt
The smelt is an inshore fish, confined to so narrow a zone along the coast that none has ever been reported more than a mile or so out from the land, or more than two or three fathoms in depth, while many spend the whole year in estuarine situations.
Smelt fishermen are familiar with the fact that a smelt approaches a bait slowly, then stops, and appears to suck it in.
The smelt is a familiar little fish around the entire coast of the Gulf of Maine, but varies greatly in abundance from place to place according to the accessibility of streams suitable for spawning, from which it seldom wanders far alongshore.
www.gma.org /fogm/Osmerus_mordax.htm   (2467 words)

  
 Smelts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smelts are a family, Osmeridae, of small anadromous fish.
Smelts have been traditionally an important winter catch in the salt water mouths of rivers in New England and the Maritime Provinces of Canada.
The smelts were "flash frozen" simply by leaving them on the ice and then sold to fish buyers who came down the rivers on horse and sleigh.
66.218.69.11 /search/cache?ei=UTF-8&p=Smelt&n=100&fr=yfp-t-500&u=en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smelt&w=smelt&d=IS_02vL9PusK&icp=1&.intl=us   (499 words)

  
 Delta smelt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Delta smelt require specific freshwater flow, water temperature and salinity, and habitat types to complete their migration, spawning, egg incubation, rearing, and larval and juvenile transport from spawning to rearing habitats.
The recent decline of delta smelt and other Delta fisheries coincides with significant increases in Delta water exports by the state and federal water projects (seasonal water exports in the 2000s are as much as 48 percent higher than in the early 1990s) and higher mortality of delta smelt by the pumps.
All life stages of delta smelt are at least periodically exposed to lethal or sub-lethal concentrations of herbicides and pesticides discharged and transported from upstream into their habitat, and chemicals may also have indirect effects on their Delta ecosystem.
www.biologicaldiversity.org /swcbd/species/deltasmelt/index.html   (1363 words)

  
 Institute for rational pharmacotherapy Remeron Smelt (rapidly disintegrating tablets)
Remeron Smelt is a new rapidly disintegrating formulation of the antidepressant mirtazapine (Remeron).
A Remeron Smelt tablet is placed on the tongue, where it dissolves and forms a microsuspension that moves slowly down through the oesophagus.
The efficacy data on Remeron Smelt stems from a bioequivalence study whose results show that a Remeron 30 mg rapidly disintegrating tablet and a Remeron 30 mg conventional tablet are pharmacokinetically identical (with respect to AUC and Cmax) if the rapidly disintegrating tablet is taken without water.
www.irf.dk /en/reviews/remeron_smelt_rapidly_disintegrating_tablets.htm   (253 words)

  
 Lake Michigan Smelt fishing.
Smelt begin spawning in Lake Michigan as early as March 17 or as late as April 28.
Regulations for smelt fishing apply to the type of equipment used; there are not bag limit or length restrictions.
A legal smelt seine may not exceed 12 ft in length and 6 ft in depth and may not have mesh greater than 1 ½ inches diagonal mesh stretch.
www.ifishillinois.org /profiles/lakes/lake_michigan/smelt.html   (584 words)

  
 Smelt by Ruth Parson
The total number of delta smelt is not known, however, delta smelt are considered environmentally sensitive because they have a one year life cycle, unusually low fecundity for a fish with planktonic larvae, a limited diet, and reside primarily within the interface between salt and freshwater.
Smelts were traditionally an important winter catch in the salt water mouths of rivers in New England and the Maritime Provinces of Canada.
Smelt are also known in the U.S. as "whitebait," - a term that originated in England where a variety of small fry (mostly herring and smelt) were fished from the Thames estuary to be used as bait.
www.p0ps.com /originalArt/ruthParson/02.html   (9896 words)

  
 A/F Protein Inc. - Smelt
Smelts occur sparingly in Labrador but may be numerous at times in the coastal waters around Newfoundland.
Smelt can also be found landlocked in many freshwater lakes of the coastal provinces of Canada and eastern North America where they can live successfully throughout the life cycle.
Smelt prefer cooler waters during the warm months and tend to move offshore to live in deeper water in summer.
www.afprotein.com /smelt.htm   (425 words)

  
 Smelt :: Fishresource.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
'Smelt' describes several species of fish of the family Osmeridae of the northern hemisphere, characterized by the presence of a small adipose fin on the dorsal surface of the body, and by rather large, loose scales.
Smelt are carnivorous fish, feeding in schools in both the coastal and central regions of a lake.
Smelt are an important fish, not only because of their ice-fishing popularity, but also because smelt are food for larger prey fish.
www.fishresource.com /fish/fish019.asp   (498 words)

  
 MPR: Smelt Populations Dwindles
In all-night parties, smelt were scooped into buckets and cooked; garbage cans were filled; even whole pickup loads were hauled away.
Smelt were so common they were used as food and fertilizer.
Rainbow smelt, a small and nimble transplant from the Pacific, were ready to move in from Lake Michigan where they'd been introduced accidentally.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/199905/05_kelleherb_nosmelt   (1183 words)

  
 NIWA Atlas of New Zealand Freshwater Fishes - NIWA Science
Smelt can be distinguished from other species by their easily dislodged scales, and by the presence of the adipose fin, a small fleshy lobe on their back between the dorsal fin and the tail.
Smelt are a pelagic species, which means they swim in mid water rather than resting or hiding on the substrate.
Smelt are therefore an appropriate native species for establishing guidelines for New Zealand waterways and usually their presence indicates that the water quality is suitable for most other fish.
www.niwascience.co.nz /rc/freshwater/fishatlas/species/common_smelt   (368 words)

  
 Surf Smelt
Surf smelt can be distinguished from other forage fish such as herring, sand lance and anchovy, by the presence of an adipose fin.
Fertilized surf smelt eggs have morphological features which cause the eggs to adhere to sand grains in which they are laid, giving stability to the deposited spawn.
Like herring, surf smelt are thought to display some degree of homing, based on studies of their geographically and temporally distinct spawning behavior, parasitology and serology.
www.steelheader.net /fishdata/surf_smelt.htm   (691 words)

  
 minnesota sea grant - outreach - fisheries - smelt - dip net to dish
Smelt are probably thrown out for one or more of these three reasons: 1) too many were caught to adequately process, 2) they were not handled properly after they were caught, or 3) they were not frozen properly.
Smelt are very delicate and require great care from the time they are caught until they are eaten.
Smelt may be kept iced this way for up to two days with little change in quality.
www.seagrant.umn.edu /fish/smelt01.html   (1250 words)

  
 Smelt Productions : Caviar Marketing Solutions for Fish Stick Budgets
Smelt Productions offers caviar web CMS, web video, jingle & logo marketing solutions for a small monthly service fee.
With offices in Southwest Michigan & Northwest Indiana, Smelts' Digital Marketing Captains (DMC's) include former restaurant owners, real estate professionals and a nationally recognized small business web design and e-marketing consultant who have all been in your boat.
At Smelt Productions we teach our clients how to catch more fish, uh, Écustomers, internet shoppers or clients with better creative and fewer out of pocket expenses.
www.smeltproductions.com   (307 words)

  
 Puget Sound Shorelines: Species - Surf Smelt
Surf smelt spawn in the upper intertidal zones of mixed sand and gravel beaches, generally within a few feet of the high tide line.
Surf smelt spawning beaches are often located at the heads of bays or inlets shaded by trees and bluffs.
Surf smelt show great annual predictability in spawning sites and seasons, but the degree to which they "home" back to their beaches of their birth is unknown.
www.ecy.wa.gov /programs/sea/pugetsound/species/smelt.html   (623 words)

  
 DNR - Smelt Osmerus mordax
The smelt is native to North America's Atlantic coast from New Jersey to Labrador, and also occur naturally as landlocked populations in some lakes of New England and eastern Canada.
In 1912, smelt were planted in Crystal Lake, Michigan, and from there they made their way to Lake Michigan.
Smelt fry grow rapidly; in the Great Lakes most are mature by the end of two growing seasons, and nearly all will mature by the end of the third season.
www.michigan.gov /dnr/0,1607,7-153-10364_18958-45690--,00.html   (327 words)

  
 Marine Life Fact Sheets -Surf Smelt
Although the movements of juveniles and adults are not well known, surf smelt are thought to return as adults in their second year to spawn where they hatched and may return seasonally thereafter for up to five years - if not consumed as prey.
Little is known about the movements of adult surf smelt, until their return to spawning grounds at the age of one or two years.
Surf smelt habitat is being inventoried in Whatcom County in 2002-2004 through a joint effort of the Marine Resources Committees and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
whatcom-mrc.wsu.edu /Fact_Sheets/surf_smelt.htm   (637 words)

  
 smelt. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The candlefish (or eulachon), a smelt found from Oregon to Alaska, is named for the fact that it is so fat at spawning time that when dried and strung on a wick it can be burned as a primitive candle.
The top smelt, Atherinops affinis, and jack smelt are Pacific silversides of the family Atherinidae, which belong to a different order.
Deep-sea and true smelts are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Osteichthyes, order Clupeiformes, families Bathylagidae and Osmeridae, respectively.
www.bartleby.com /65/sm/smelt.html   (242 words)

  
 smelt - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Smelt, common name for any of several species of marine and freshwater fishes characterized by the presence of a small fatty fin on the back, and by...
You got to have smelt a lot of mule manure before you can sing like a hillbilly.
Fishing is an important economic activity; most of the annual fish catch (412,700 tonnes in 2001) is consumed locally.
uk.encarta.msn.com /smelt.html   (190 words)

  
 minnesota sea grant - outreach - fisheries - smelt - dip net to dish: recipes
Generally, smelt are cooked with the backbone and ribs intact.
When smelt are fried the bones become crisp and brittle and are eaten.
Follow the same procedures you would for smoking larger fish, but do not brine smelt as long and rinse them thoroughly in fresh water, or they may be too salty for your taste.
www.seagrant.umn.edu /fish/smelt02.html   (866 words)

  
 Bay Delta Region Delta Smelt
The delta smelt is a small, slender-bodied fish, with a typical adult size of 2-3 inches (55- 70mm standard length) although some may reach lengths up to 5 inches (130mm).
Delta smelt are fast growing and shortlived with the majority of growth within the first 7 to 9 months of life.
Delta smelt abundance fluctuates greatly from year to year, however, information from seven independent data sets demonstrated a dramatic decline of the delta smelt population and low population levels from 1983 to 1992.
www.delta.dfg.ca.gov /gallery/dsmelt.asp   (655 words)

  
 PA Fishes Chapter 15 Rainbow Smelt
The rainbow smelt’s color is rainbowlike, ranging from pale to dark-olive on the back, to purple and pink on the sides, and shading to dark-blue and violet near the belly, which is whitish.
Smelt run upstream into the mouths of small creeks to spawn at night, or they deposit their eggs along the lake shore.
Smelt are mature and ready to spawn in two or three years.
www.fish.state.pa.us /pafish/fishhtms/chap15.htm   (514 words)

  
 Smelt (Eulachon, Oolichan, Candlefish, Hooligan)
For many families, annual smelt dipping was a social and recreational activity, and they came from miles around to net the smelt for frying and smoking.
The smelt runs were so large through the 1930s and 1940s, that there was the illusion the runs would be annual events.
Smelt, also called eulachon or oolichan by Native Americans, are small, silver fish the size of herring (approximately 6 to 10 inches long).
whatscookingamerica.net /History/Smelt.htm   (1694 words)

  
 NRDC Press Archive: Conservation Groups Request Endangered Status for Disappearing Delta Smelt
In recent years the delta smelt population has collapsed again: in 2005, the second consecutive year of record low numbers, its abundance was only 2.4 percent of that measured in 1993.
Delta smelt spend their entire lives in the Delta, the west coast's largest estuary, swimming in shallow open waters at the interface of inflowing fresh water from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and salt water from the ocean.
Delta smelt, one of the best indicators of environmental conditions in the estuary, is in critical condition and for the most part we know the reasons why," said Dr. Tina Swanson, Senior Scientist for the Bay Institute.
www.nrdc.org /media/pressreleases/060308.asp   (1113 words)

  
 Rainbow Smelt - Exotic Aquatics on The Move
Smelt are an anadromous fish with a few land locked lake populations.
The other negative effect of Smelt is that that as young of year fish the smelt directly compete with the young sport fish for the limited supply of zooplankton.
Smelt are also still found in all of the Great Lakes with Lake Erie supporting the largest population.
www.iisgcp.org /EXOTICSP/Rainbow_Smelt.htm   (1274 words)

  
 The Mediadrome - Recipes - Brined, Smoked Smelt
Remove the smelt from the brine and drain the smelt on paper towels.
Place the rack of smelt on the top of the barbecue, then cover the barbecue and smoke the smelt until done, about 40 minutes.
Serve the smoked smelt in a paper lined basket with a bowl of tartar sauce on the side.
www.themediadrome.com /content/recipes/smelt_brined_smoked.htm   (361 words)

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