Fisheries Regulation Changes 2019-2020

Alberta Environment and Parks would like to hear from you! Provide your input on proposed fisheries management objectives and 2019-2020 fisheries regulations by completing the online surveys below. Survey questions are specific to each of the waterbodies open for consultation and can be found in the Surveys tab below.

For a reference to all waterbodies that are open for consultation, see the following:

The consultation and implementation of sportfishing regulations is an annual process. These changes are informed by Alberta’s fisheries management system, recreational species management frameworks and are aligned with the Fish Conservation and Management Strategy.

The consultation approach outlined in the Fish Conservation and Management Strategy describes how consultation changes with fishery status. Generally, lower risk fish populations provide more management options and conversely higher risk fish populations provide fewer options for management and likely require recovery or protection from further decline. In cases of high risk, notification of the required management action is provided. Lakes with a notification of changes to fisheries regulations are listed in the Notifications tab below.

For a reference to all waterbodies with a notification of change to regulations, see the following:

Alberta Environment and Parks uses standardized methods to monitor northern pike and walleye populations. For summaries of available information on Alberta’s lakes, please refer to:

Information from surveys completed in 2018 may not be posted as the data is still being analyzed. If you have questions regarding a particular lake, you are encouraged to contact the author of the Recreational Fisheries Management Objectives (RFMO or management objective) for that lake.

A summary of the feedback received from the online survey will be shared here, on the Talk AEP website.

Online consultation was initiated last year with the roll-out of the Northern Pike and Walleye Recreational Fishery Management Frameworks, North-Central Native Trout Recovery and Eastern Slopes Fisheries Regulations. More information can be found in the Related Links section, on the right side of the page.

Learn more about Alberta’s fisheries management by reviewing the Backgrounder and related resources linked on the right side of this page. Most importantly, we are asking for your input by completing the survey linked below.

Alberta Environment and Parks would like to hear from you! Provide your input on proposed fisheries management objectives and 2019-2020 fisheries regulations by completing the online surveys below. Survey questions are specific to each of the waterbodies open for consultation and can be found in the Surveys tab below.

For a reference to all waterbodies that are open for consultation, see the following:

The consultation and implementation of sportfishing regulations is an annual process. These changes are informed by Alberta’s fisheries management system, recreational species management frameworks and are aligned with the Fish Conservation and Management Strategy.

The consultation approach outlined in the Fish Conservation and Management Strategy describes how consultation changes with fishery status. Generally, lower risk fish populations provide more management options and conversely higher risk fish populations provide fewer options for management and likely require recovery or protection from further decline. In cases of high risk, notification of the required management action is provided. Lakes with a notification of changes to fisheries regulations are listed in the Notifications tab below.

For a reference to all waterbodies with a notification of change to regulations, see the following:

Alberta Environment and Parks uses standardized methods to monitor northern pike and walleye populations. For summaries of available information on Alberta’s lakes, please refer to:

Information from surveys completed in 2018 may not be posted as the data is still being analyzed. If you have questions regarding a particular lake, you are encouraged to contact the author of the Recreational Fisheries Management Objectives (RFMO or management objective) for that lake.

A summary of the feedback received from the online survey will be shared here, on the Talk AEP website.

Online consultation was initiated last year with the roll-out of the Northern Pike and Walleye Recreational Fishery Management Frameworks, North-Central Native Trout Recovery and Eastern Slopes Fisheries Regulations. More information can be found in the Related Links section, on the right side of the page.

Learn more about Alberta’s fisheries management by reviewing the Backgrounder and related resources linked on the right side of this page. Most importantly, we are asking for your input by completing the survey linked below.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Fish Management Zone ES2 (Jackfish Lake)

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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 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 policies, plans, programs and services pertaining to Alberta’s fisheries. 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:

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Fish Management Zone ES3 (Athabasca River, Long and Wolf Lakes)

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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 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 policies, plans, programs and services pertaining to Alberta’s fisheries. 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:

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Fish Management Zone ES4 (Meekwap, Snipe and Sturgeon Lakes)

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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 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 policies, plans, programs and services pertaining to Alberta’s fisheries. 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:

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Fish Management Zone NB1 (Claude Lake and Lac Bellevue)

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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 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 policies, plans, programs and services pertaining to Alberta’s fisheries. 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:

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Fish Management Zone NB2 (Lac La Nonne, Long Island Lake and Mitsue Lake)

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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 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 policies, plans, programs and services pertaining to Alberta’s fisheries. 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:

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Fish Management Zone NB3 (Equisetum, Hutch, Long, North Wabasca, Sandy, South Wabasca, Thurston and Utikimasis Lakes)

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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 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 policies, plans, programs and services pertaining to Alberta’s fisheries. 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:

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Fish Management Zone PP2 (Berry Creek and Isle Lake)

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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

    Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking your feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Please participate in our survey and comment on the fisheries management options proposed for each waterbody. The survey closes on December 17, 2018.

    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 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 policies, plans, programs and services pertaining to Alberta’s fisheries. 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:

    Take Survey