We are gathering input on proposed changes to improve conservation and management of fish populations and sportfishing opportunities in Alberta.
Your feedback will inform ongoing work and help develop the 2021 Alberta Sportfishing Regulations. Topics of discussion to support this work include:
- options to enhance the special harvest licence system
- management objectives and fishing regulation options for a number of waterbodies across Alberta
- fisheries management cycle and fisheries programs currently underway
- science, monitoring and reporting of the state of Alberta’s fisheries
January 15 to February 8, 2021
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Environment and Parks
Read the resources or watch the videos to learn more about fisheries regulations and management before providing your feedback online.
From January 15 to February 8, the following opportunities are available on the online engagement tool:
- Ask an expert a question
- View the interactive waterbody map
- Take the survey to provide your feedback
Attend a webinar
Join fisheries management staff for an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the proposed changes to sportfishing regulations.
To participate, register for each webinar you wish to attend by clicking the links below. After registering you will receive a confirmation email that outlines how to participate.
- January 18 at 7 pm: Introduction to fisheries management recording
- Learn how changes to the sportfishing regulations occur. Come prepared with your questions about Alberta’s fisheries management system.
- January 19 at 7 pm: Harvest slot sizes recording
- Fisheries management staff will share findings from the 2020 season, where new harvest slots were implemented. Come prepared with your questions related to slot limits.
- January 20 at 7 pm: Special harvest licenses recording
- Learn about special harvest licences and discuss potential options for the future of Alberta’s fisheries. Come prepared with any questions you have about walleye tags.
- January 21 at 7 pm: Native trout program update recording
- Learn about the native trout recovery program, and how we are addressing habitat loss, degradation, hybridization and harvest.
- January 25 at 7 pm: Proposed regulation changes for central and southern Alberta
- Learn about the proposed changes to the sportfishing regulations in central and southern Alberta, including: Wabamun Lake, Burnstick Lake, Cow Lake, Police (Outpost) Lake, Kerbe’s Pond, Wedge Pond, Quarry Lake, Big Iron Lake and Bear Pond.
- January 26 at 7 pm: Proposed regulation changes for northwest Alberta
- Learn about the proposed changes to the sportfishing regulations in northwest Alberta, including North and South Wabasca Lakes.
- January 27 at 7 pm: Regulation changes for northeast Alberta
- Learn about the proposed changes to the sportfishing regulations in northeast Alberta, including Pinehurst Lake and Moose Lake.
A series of documents, videos and maps are available to help you learn more about sportfishing in Alberta.
General fisheries reports and regulations
- Fisheries management
- Introduction to Fisheries Management webinar recording (YouTube video)
- Alberta Fisheries Management (YouTube video)
- Fisheries Management in Alberta (YouTube video)
- Alberta Sportfishing Regulations (YouTube video)
Harvest slot limits
Special harvest licences
Native trout recovery
Central and southern Alberta fish management zones
Northeast Alberta fish management zone
Northwest Alberta fish management zone
We regularly review fishing policy and regulations, your feedback will help us develop fishing regulations for the next year.
Last updated: January 22, 2021