Overview

We are gathering input on proposed changes to improve conservation and management of fish populations in order to create better sportfishing opportunities in Alberta.

Your feedback will help inform ongoing work to develop the 2022-23 Alberta Sportfishing Regulations.

Topics of discussion include:

  • management objectives and fishing regulation options for a number of waterbodies across Alberta
  • notification items on fishing regulations, which are necessary to achieve conservation management objectives
  • updates on items from previous engagements, including walleye stocking, harvest slot limits, and special harvest licence tags. We will also include information on competitive fishing, the new angling guide licence as well as proposed management options for periods of low flow and high temperatures.

We implement a comprehensive and science-based management system that allows biologists to determine the status of fish populations and the sustainability of fisheries. This information, along with feedback gathered during consultation and engagement, is used to develop an annual management objective for a given population and fishery.

Timeline

  • Open

    January 10 to February 7, 2022

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Parks

Get involved

Online survey

Share your feedback through the online survey from January 10 to February 7, 2022.

Take the survey

Webinars

Ask questions and learn more by participating in an online webinar with fisheries management staff. Then take part in the online survey.

All webinars will be recorded and linked on this page following each session.

Watch the January 12 webinar: South Region Sportfishing Regulation Changes

Learn about the proposed changes to the sportfishing regulations in southern Alberta, including Pine Coulee Reservoir, Crawling Valley Reservoir, Clear Lake, Brazeau Canal, and Sherburne Reservoir.

Watch the January 13 webinar: North Region Sportfishing Regulation Changes

Learn about the proposed changes to the sportfishing regulations in the North Region of Alberta, including Wadlin Lake, Smoke Lake, Minnow Lake, and Lesser Slave Lake.

Register for the January 19 (7 pm) webinar: Provincial Fisheries and Sportfishing Updates

Learn more about the proposed approach to protect fish during periods of low flows and high temperatures. Fisheries management staff will also provide updates on harvest slot limits, the pilot for electronic special harvest licence tags, walleye stocking program, competitive fishing events legislation, and angling guide licensing.

Ask the expert

Have additional questions about the 2022-23 sportfishing regulations? Ask one of our experts for help, or review responses to questions already asked.

Ask the expert

Resources

Resources are available to help you learn more about sportfishing in Alberta and the suggested changes for 2022-2023.

Additional resources are available below to help answer questions you might have, and to assist you as you take part in the engagement.

Outcomes

Your feedback will be considered in the development of the 2022-23 sportfishing regulations.

Contact

If you have questions or concerns about this engagement, email [email protected].

Last updated: January 13, 2022