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Ministry responsible: Environment and Parks
The eastern slopes have long been a popular fishing destination. Conservation is critical for the sustainability of the fish populations such as low populations of Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout.
Westslope Cutthroat Trout are now found in only 5% of their historical range. Alberta’s vision is to help Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout populations recover so that populations are self-sustaining throughout their historical range.
To ensure species recovery and the sustainability of the fishery, a number or management changes to flowing waters within East Slopes Zone 1 (ES1) were proposed. Albertans were invited to respond to the proposal using an online survey.
The survey, which closed February 2, 2018, asked Albertans to select their preferred management changes based on scientific evidence.