St. John River group to present fish forum

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — The St. John River watershed organization, OBV du fleuve St.-Jean, in collaboration with several partners including WWF-Canada and Canadian Rivers Institute, will present a one-day forum, Fish of the Upper St. John, on Nov. 17 at the Edmundston Convention Center, beginning at 9 a.m.

The Upper St. John represents the area in the St. John River watershed upstream of the fall of Grand Falls, and its boundaries are distributed between the state of Maine and the New-Brunswick and Quebec provinces.

Organizers said the event’s main objective is to portray the actual state of fish populations in the Upper St. John lakes and rivers according to species diversity and perceived changes. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about fishes and their significance for people in this area, as well as the issues that affect each species.

Specialists and stakeholders in aquatic resources from New Brunswick, Quebec and Maine will speak. Highlights will include a fly-tying workshop, vendor presentations and door prizes.

Registration is $20 and includes dinner. For more information on the event, visit the St. John river watershed organization website at, or the event’s Facebook page,

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