NFC Opposes Stocking and Removal of Heritage Waters


Bob Mallard, who spoke on behalf of the Native Fish Coalition, said both Maine and New Hampshire have struggled with charr restoration [and introduction], and efforts typically fail.  He said protecting Henderson Pond and keeping it on the list of protected Heritage waters was essential.

While we understand and support the need to protect Maine’s rare Arctic charr, they are not native to Henderson Pond, and as such would constitute an introduction, not a restoration or reintroduction.
If we want to preserve the Bald Mountain strain — something we should do — they belong in a hatchery, not in a pond.


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