While it often flies under the radar, of Southern fly fishermen, the East Coast is home to myriad wild native salmonids. It is also home to some of the rarest, including endangered sea-run Atlantic salmon, rare Arctic char, and sea-run and pond-dwelling brook trout.
Founded in Maine, Native Fish Coalition (NFC) has expanded into New Hampshire and Vermont and is looking to expand further. Their goal is to add chapters throughout the native range of brook trout, our focus species. NFC is an apolitical, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We formed to address what was falling through the cracks, and to give some absolute focus to wild native fish.
NFC is a conservation and not a fishing group, and our focus is solely on native fish – and all native fish not just salmonids or gamefish. We are a coalition by definition and practice and are working with anyone who shares our vision. NFS’s emphasis is on information, education, research, regulations, restoration, and reclamation. To learn more about Native Fish Coalition go to www.NativeFishCoalition.org