maine nfc is Dedicated to THE memory of:


The late Clinton “Bill” Townsend of Canaan, Maine, Maine's foremost “fish conservationist.” Few if any have done as much for Maine’s rivers and wild native fish as Bill. And he did it quietly and without fanfare, teaching anyone who was paying attention that getting things done was more important than getting credit for doing so. No one stood taller, no one fought longer or harder and no one accomplished more. Bill's departure from this world has left a void that will not soon, if ever, be filled. Thanks for all you did Mr. Townsend...

MAINE board

Below is our Maine Board of Directors and Officers.  This dedicated group of volunteers are our "boots on the ground" in Maine, home to several rare native fish including federally endangered Atlantic salmon, the last Arctic charr in the contiguous United States, and roughly 90% or more of the remaining wild native pond-dwelling and sea-run brook trout.    

MAINE ADvisory CounCil

Below is our Maine Advisory Council.  This group of volunteers represents a veritable all-star team of subject matter expertise and hands-on experience.  They work with the Maine Board of Directors to identify areas in need of attention, while providing technical assistance.       

MAINE Campaigns

The following represents a summary of conservation initiatives completed by the Maine chapter of Native Fish Coalition, as well as status updates for select ongoing initiatives.    

maine BLOG

maine BUSINESS partners

Please support these best-in-class businesses as they have supported the Maine chapter of NFC and our wild native fish. (click logo to learn more) 

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