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Sea-run brook trout study finds coveted fisheries

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 29, 2016 7:46 am

Sea-run brook trout study finds coveted fisheries
The third year of work on the Coastal Stream Survey Project proves fruitful.

.. After all, if there are bugs here, there could be brook trout. DeWick and Clark are part of a team of 20 fishermen searching for sea-run brook trout as part of the Coastal Stream Survey Project. The study gathers data in hopes of better understanding the sea-run brook trout population, which biologists know little about.

The project, now in its third year, is coordinated by Trout Unlimited, Maine Audubon, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

“Salters are kind of the holy grail of fishing,” Clark says. “Fishermen who find them don’t say where they catch them. It’s secretive. They are one thing on the bucket list.” ... fisheries/
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