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Downeast Trout Unlimited presents Maine Brook Trout with Merry Gallagher, Brett Ciccotelli

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Merry Gallagher and Brett Ciccotelli will present during the Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Downeast Trout Unlimited meeting. 

Gallagher’s talk, “Maine’s Wild Brook Trout: The past, present and future of a Heritage Fish” will explore the status of Maine’s wild brook trout, with a bit of history and future conservation and management goals for this iconic species.

Merry Gallagher is a Native Fish Conservation Biologist with MDIFW’s Division of Fisheries & Hatcheries, is a stream ecologist with over 20 years’ experience in stream survey methodology, native fish ecology, and GIS data analysis. Gallagher manages the IFW Stream Survey database and has overseen efforts to convert historic fisheries data into GIS compatible formats to improve the general knowledge regarding the distribution and status of Maine's native fishes.

Gallagher is Maine's representative for the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture and the Northeast Fish & Wildlife Diversity Technical Committee.  

Brett Ciccotelli, Restoration Coordinator for Downeast salmon Federation will present Tracking Searun Brook Trout in Eastern Maine: This project combines angling and state of the art fisheries science to understand and protect these important native species. In a broad partnership the Downeast Salmon Federation, TU, and others are tracking the movement of sea run brook trout and other diadromous species in Cobscook Bay.

Ciccotelli is passionate about rivers and those who live near them. He knows how deeply tied people are to the waters and fisheries and is proud to protect that legacy. Through that process he has helped count fish and restore streams from Eastern Maine to Southeast Asia.  

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
5:30 pm business meeting, public welcome
5:45 pm Merry Gallagher: Maine’s Wild Brook Trout: past, present and future
6:15: Brett Ciccotelli: Tracking Searun Brook Trout in eastern Maine
Via Zoom, free, registration required

Meetings are free and open to the public. Register in advance:

Trout Unlimited is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of North American cold water fish species and their habitat.  Membership is open to all, go to tu.org/intro to join and use chapter code 305 for Downeast Trout Unlimited.  DETU is a local TU chapter dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Maine's cold water fish and their watersheds. 

For more information contact Tammy Packie, chapter secretary at 207-288-5442 or tpackie@gmail.com

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Wed, 03/17/2021 - 5:45pm

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