Fisheries regulations survey

Received feedback on proposed improvements to regulations that ensure wise use of Alberta’s fish resources.


The fisheries regulations survey was an opportunity for Albertans to share feedback on proposed updates to provincial legislation that oversees aspects of fish resource management, such as licensing and definitions of terms, such as aquatic invasive species and bait.

Proposed updates to the General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation and Fisheries (Ministerial) Regulation follow 5 themes:

  • providing additional opportunities
  • ensuring fairness
  • conservation
  • alignment
  • improving clarity

This survey was different from annual engagements on rules for sportfishing and domestic fishing licences, which propose changes to topics like catch and size limits or closed times.

Government usually updates the fisheries regulations every few years, as part of the ongoing need to ensure good governance. They were last updated approximately 4 years ago.


  • Open

    August 10 to September 1, 2020

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas

Input received

Albertans shared their ideas online from August 10 to September 1, 2020.

Thank you for your input. We are currently reviewing feedback.


Your feedback will help us improve legislation to better manage our fisheries resources.