Three new fisheries groups have been chosen to provide DIF&W Commissioner Chandler Woodcock and his staff with advice, another signal that Chandler is making fisheries a strong focus of his tenure.
Each group consists of activists who have had a lot to say in the past about fish and wildlife issues and programs. I know most of them and can report that they provide a wide diversity of thought.
The brook trout group includes Gary Corson of New Sharon, John Whalen of Canaan, Matt Libby of Ashland, Ted Koffman of Falmouth, Dan Tarkinson of Portland, Dave Allen of T8R11, and Bonnie Holding. The previous trout working group has been disbanded.