Northern Pike and Walleye Management Frameworks

Alberta Environment and Parks Policy and Operations Divisions for Fisheries Management have identified the need to update the province’s Fisheries Management Program, to align with Alberta’s Fish Conservation and Management Strategy.

As part of this fisheries management initiative, we are currently developing Recreational Fisheries Management Frameworks for northern pike and walleye. In Phase One of this project, we received public feedback on key management questions such as catch and release, Special Harvest Licences, season length and other discussion items. This initial feedback has been reviewed and incorporated into the draft Management Frameworks documents.

Recently, as part of Phase Two of this engagement, we conducted a survey to get feedback on the draft Northern Pike and Walleye Recreational Fisheries Management Frameworks. The survey is now closed, and we are reviewing the results in preparation for the next phase, in which we will be consulting about proposed northern pike and walleye sportfishing regulation changes for a number of waterbodies throughout the province of Alberta.

Thanks to all who have shared their feedback with us so far. Stay tuned for our next consultation!


Alberta Environment and Parks Policy and Operations Divisions for Fisheries Management have identified the need to update the province’s Fisheries Management Program, to align with Alberta’s Fish Conservation and Management Strategy.

As part of this fisheries management initiative, we are currently developing Recreational Fisheries Management Frameworks for northern pike and walleye. In Phase One of this project, we received public feedback on key management questions such as catch and release, Special Harvest Licences, season length and other discussion items. This initial feedback has been reviewed and incorporated into the draft Management Frameworks documents.

Recently, as part of Phase Two of this engagement, we conducted a survey to get feedback on the draft Northern Pike and Walleye Recreational Fisheries Management Frameworks. The survey is now closed, and we are reviewing the results in preparation for the next phase, in which we will be consulting about proposed northern pike and walleye sportfishing regulation changes for a number of waterbodies throughout the province of Alberta.

Thanks to all who have shared their feedback with us so far. Stay tuned for our next consultation!


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Northern Pike and Walleye Recreational Fisheries Management Frameworks - Draft Review Survey

    Thank you for your interest in recreational fisheries management in Alberta. This survey is now closed, but stay tuned for the next phase of this engagement, scheduled to take place later this year.

    In the next phase, we will consult on some of the waters where fish populations are low to moderate risk status for long term sustainability, and where new Recreational Fishery Management Objectives are being proposed. Participants will have the opportunity to weigh in on proposed northern pike and walleye sportfishing regulation changes for these select waterbodies throughout the province of Alberta.

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    Thank you for your interest in recreational fisheries management in Alberta. This survey is now closed, but stay tuned for the next phase of this engagement, scheduled to take place later this year.

    In the next phase, we will consult on some of the waters where fish populations are low to moderate risk status for long term sustainability, and where new Recreational Fishery Management Objectives are being proposed. Participants will have the opportunity to weigh in on proposed northern pike and walleye sportfishing regulation changes for these select waterbodies throughout the province of Alberta.

    We will provide notification on some changes to regulations in areas where fish populations are in a high or very high risk to continued sustainability, and where recovery is the only management option available, in order to ensure conservation objectives are met.

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