Eastern Slopes Fisheries Regulations (ES1)

The eastern slopes have long been a popular fishing destination and conservation is critical for the sustainability of the fish populations. Conservation concerns in this area include low populations of Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout; Westslope Cutthroat Trout are now found in only five per cent of their historical range. Alberta Environment and Parks’ vision is that Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout populations are recovered so that populations are self-sustaining in Alberta 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) are proposed.

Your feedback can help shape the management changes being considered. Have your say by completing the survey by February 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

The eastern slopes have long been a popular fishing destination and conservation is critical for the sustainability of the fish populations. Conservation concerns in this area include low populations of Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout; Westslope Cutthroat Trout are now found in only five per cent of their historical range. Alberta Environment and Parks’ vision is that Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout populations are recovered so that populations are self-sustaining in Alberta 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) are proposed.

Your feedback can help shape the management changes being considered. Have your say by completing the survey by February 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

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    This survey asks Albertans to select their preferred management changes. Management changes have been selected based on scientific evidence and support from the public is required for successful implementation.

    For current regulations in Eastern Slopes Zone 1 (ES1), see the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations 2017 at:

    For definitions of terms used in this survey, visit the My Wild Alberta website at:

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    This survey asks Albertans to select their preferred management changes. Management changes have been selected based on scientific evidence and support from the public is required for successful implementation.

    For current regulations in Eastern Slopes Zone 1 (ES1), see the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations 2017 at:

    For definitions of terms used in this survey, visit the My Wild Alberta website at:

    Personal Information Collection and Use Notification

    The opinions you provide in this survey to Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) is collected under the authorization of the Fisheries (Alberta) Act and Section 8 (1) (2) of the Government Organization Act, and is being managed in accordance with Part 2 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.

    Submission of this information is strictly voluntary and the opinions being collected will be used by AEP to develop, engage and provide information on management changes pertaining to Alberta’s fisheries in the Eastern Slopes Zone (ES1). The email addresses collected may be used to inform respondents through email of future surveys.

    By participating in this survey you are giving Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) your permission to use your opinions and comments for input into this directive and the results of the survey will be anonymized and summarized on the AEP website. The personal information provided, will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent by Alberta Environment and Parks. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact:

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