Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Capelin (Mallotus villosus) a smelt-like fish, some 9 in. long, the only species of its genus, found near Kamtschatka and Arctic North America. Its home is on the sea-bottom, but it comes to surface in enormous numbers to spawn. The Capelin, which is one of the most important baits used by the Newfoundland fishermen, is eaten fresh by the Kamtschatdales, or dried for winter consumption.