About Salvation Fish
Salvation Fish is a three-pronged project with the goal of raising the public profile and scientific knowledge of eulachon. Eulachon is a small herring-like fish whose importance to the coastal First Nations and ecosystems cannot be overstated. Yet even after suffering devastating declines since the 1990s, they remain largely unknown because they are not part of a commercial fishery and they lack the charisma needed to capture our imagination.
Salvation Fish will combine a multimedia story published by an international publication, a scientific research project lead by Raincoast Conservation Foundation and a public outreach campaign to raise the profile of eulachon closer to that enjoyed by salmon before it is too late. Paul Colangelo is an environmental documentary photographer focused on the crossroads of culture and the natural world. Paul is a National Geographic Explorer and a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers.
His long-term project, Our Home and Native Land, sheds light on the seismic shift of core national values in Canada and its implications for the wildlife and cultures of the north. His work in the Sacred Headwaters helped lead to its protection in 2012.Paul lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.