Fish and wildlife regulations and resources

Fishing, hunting and trapping regulations, zoo standards and report a poacher.

Services and information

  • Review fish and wildlife policy based administrative procedures for industrial, commercial or recreational projects.
  • Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) publishes annual regulations and guides for anglers, hunters and trappers.
  • There are steps to take if you find dead wildlife or naturally shed animal parts you would like to keep or make use of.
  • Alberta hunters must hunt responsibly by staying informed about current regulations and requirements.
  • A number of municipal, provincial and federal regulations govern the ownership of wildlife as pets.
  • In Alberta, different import and export permits and procedures apply to different categories of wildlife species.
  • Métis, First Nations and Inuit peoples have specific hunting and fishing rights in Alberta.
  • Provincial zoos must meet Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) standards for animal care and customer experience.
  • Report suspicious or illegal hunting and fishing activity, dangerous wildlife encounters and serious public lands abuse by phone or online.