Fisheries management

Fisheries conservation and management, including regulations and commercial fishing.

Services and information

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

Persons or agencies engaged in fish inventory or research must obtain a Fish Research Licence.

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

Access this government-maintained online fisheries and wildlife database.

This program is rebuilding the walleye population to improve future fishing opportunities.

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

The Prairies Area is composed of 3 distinct management areas, each of which corresponds with a major Alberta watershed.

The Watercourse Crossing Program (WCP) works to correct fish habitat fragmentation caused by watercourse crossings in Alberta.