WHITEFISH are silvery TROUT-like freshwater fish that occur in many areas of BC. With the exception of one species, the inconnu, they are bottom feeders with small mouths and no teeth. Seven species of whitefish occur in BC. The lake (common) whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) has been the most important commercial freshwater fish in large LAKES across Canada, though stocks have been depleted (see FISHING, COMMERCIAL). In BC it is found mainly in the northern half of the province; attempts have...

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