GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NL – Bruce Andrews was involved with the Exploits River’s Environment Resources Management Association once before. That was about 20 years ago. Now, after the Association’s June 20 election, he’s president.
Andrews decided to get involved with the organization again because as a retiree he is always actively looking for things to enhance the community and region.
“This was a good fit because I love salmon fishing and anything to do with it,” he said.
“I was always big on salmon enhancement, and that’s got to be a priority for ERMA, other than the day-to-day maintaining of the facility.”
Andrews spoke of how ERMA was involved with salmon egg hatcheries, fertilizing up to 8-million eggs per year.
“It was a big operation and we need to get back to that level,” Andrews said.
He also wants to grow the membership.
“Right now we have about 40 members,” Andrews said. “I would like to build upon that, to become actively involved in the community and become a voice for the anglers.
“When you have a large membership you get people coming up with some good ideas, taking part in clean up and getting into the schools to teach kids to fly fish.”
In total, 15 positions were filled during the election – five executive and 10 directors at large.
Andrews called it a good blend of older executive and new members.
Members for the new board of directors are:
President – Bruce Andrews
1st Vice – Junior Downey
2nd Vice – Si Thompson
Secretary – Jean Head
Treasurer – Barry Bartlett
Directors at large: