The arctic char is closely related to the bull trout and the Dolly Varden. These colorful and tasty fighters are fish of the high arctic - a jewel of the wind-blasted north that only the toughest adventurers pursue. Both resident and anadromous populations of arctic char exist. They are found in Alaska and throughout canada, in Iceland, and in Maine. The relict arctic char populations in the Northeastern US and Southeast Canada are a seperate subspecies called Salvelinus alpinus oquassa.