Georges River Trout Unlimited welcomes Native Fish Coalition for a presentation on New England’s Rare Arctic Char in Rockport February 11
Georges River Trout Unlimited (GRTU) welcomes Native Fish Coalition, represented
by Emily Bastian and Bob Mallard, for a presentation on New England's
Rare Arctic Charr February 11 in Rockport. The presentation will
include a brief history about New England's Arctic charr, and
discussion of biology, status, threats, conservation, and fishing for
this rare species.
Mallard is a founding member and National Vice Chair of Native Fish Coalition. He
is a former fly shop owner and a Registered Maine Fishing Guide.
He is the Publisher, Northeast Regional Editor and a regular
contributor to Fly Fish America magazine; a columnist with Southern Trout online magazine, and a staff fly designer at Catch Fly Fishing. His
writing, photographs, and flies have been featured at the local,
regional and national level. Mallard has written two books and
contributed to several others.
Bastian is the General Manager for Trident Fly Fishing.
She is a registered Maine guide and has fly fished since she was eight
years old. Bastian is a degreed Ecologist and has worked as a
National Park Ranger, Maine Game Warden, law enforcement officer and
field biologist. She worked for Maine Audubon from 2011 to 2016 where she was responsible for the Maine Brook Trout Survey Project which identified previously unknown populations of wild brook trout in remote ponds and coastal streams.
Trout Unlimited is a non-profit organization with a mission dedicated
to conserve, protect and restore North America's cold water fisheries
and their watersheds. The GRTU meeting February 11 will be held in the
upstairs mezzanine at Flatbread Company in Rockport. The meeting will
start at 6 pm with an informal gathering for those who wish to converse
and enjoy a casual meal. The featured presentation begins at 7pm. GRTU
conducts a raffle directly following the speaker. Membership is
open to all, and the Georges River chapter welcomes individuals from
midcoast and downeast Maine. Meetings are free and open to the public.
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