Fisheries management

Fisheries conservation and management, including regulations.


An overview of some of Alberta’s game fish species, including general characteristics and classification.

The Alberta government uses fall index netting (FIN) to monitor walleye and northern pike populations.

The Alberta government uses the Fish Sustainability Index (FSI) to assess fish stocks on a provincial scale.

The Strategy provides a framework for our Ministry to ensure Alberta's fish benefit present and future Albertans.

Learn about and apply for the Fish Research Licence and Research Licence Pre-Approved Assessments and Salvages.

Access this government-maintained online fisheries and wildlife database.

Learn how the Government of Alberta is working to conserve native trout and other fish species.

The Watercourse Crossing Program (WCP) addresses fish habitat fragmentation and sedimentation caused by trails and watercourse crossings.