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 have developed draft 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.

  • In Phase Two, we asked for your feedback on these draft management frameworks.

  • In Phase Three, we consulted on some of the waters where fish populations are at a low to moderate risk status for long-term sustainability, and where new Recreational Fisheries Management Objectives (RFMO) are being proposed.

Consultation Phase IV: Survey Feedback Review and Results

A summary of the feedback we received during this consultation is now available. See the What We Heard Tab below for details.

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 have developed draft 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.

  • In Phase Two, we asked for your feedback on these draft management frameworks.

  • In Phase Three, we consulted on some of the waters where fish populations are at a low to moderate risk status for long-term sustainability, and where new Recreational Fisheries Management Objectives (RFMO) are being proposed.

Consultation Phase IV: Survey Feedback Review and Results

A summary of the feedback we received during this consultation is now available. See the What We Heard Tab below for details.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Proposed RFMO Survey – Fish Management Zone ES2 (Gleniffer Lake)

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and public sessions. Continued updates will be posted here and on the My Wild Alberta Facebook Page.

    As we update our management frameworks based on the feedback we heard, we thought we’d share a few of the common questions and themes we heard most recently in the public information sessions and share a few short answers and background.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Proposed RFMO Survey – Fish Management Zone ES3 (Gregg, Jarvis, Little McLeod [Pegasus] and Minnow Lakes)

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and public sessions. Continued updates will be posted here and on the My Wild Alberta Facebook Page.

    As we update our management frameworks based on the feedback we heard, we thought we’d share a few of the common questions and themes we heard most recently in the public information sessions and share a few short answers and background.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Proposed RFMO Survey – Fish Management Zone ES4 (Crooked, Iosegun, Raspberry and Sturgeon Lakes)

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and public sessions. Continued updates will be posted here and on the My Wild Alberta Facebook Page.

    As we update our management frameworks based on the feedback we heard, we thought we’d share a few of the common questions and themes we heard most recently in the public information sessions and share a few short answers and background.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Proposed RFMO Survey – Fish Management Zone NB1 (Amisk, Elinor, Ethel, Hilda, Hope, Lac La Biche, Moose, Seibert, Skeleton, Spencer and Tucker Lakes)

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and public sessions. Continued updates will be posted here and on the My Wild Alberta Facebook Page.

    As we update our management frameworks based on the feedback we heard, we thought we’d share a few of the common questions and themes we heard most recently in the public information sessions and share a few short answers and background.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Proposed RFMO Survey – Fish Management Zone NB2 (Fawcett and Wingami Lakes)

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and public sessions. Continued updates will be posted here and on the My Wild Alberta Facebook Page.

    As we update our management frameworks based on the feedback we heard, we thought we’d share a few of the common questions and themes we heard most recently in the public information sessions and share a few short answers and background.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Proposed RFMO Survey – Fish Management Zone NB3 (Haig, Joker, Legend, Muskwa, Nipisi, Round and Utikuma Lakes)

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and public sessions. Continued updates will be posted here and on the My Wild Alberta Facebook Page.

    As we update our management frameworks based on the feedback we heard, we thought we’d share a few of the common questions and themes we heard most recently in the public information sessions and share a few short answers and background.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Proposed RFMO Survey – Fish Management Zone NB4 (Gregoire [Willow] Lake)

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and public sessions. Continued updates will be posted here and on the My Wild Alberta Facebook Page.

    As we update our management frameworks based on the feedback we heard, we thought we’d share a few of the common questions and themes we heard most recently in the public information sessions and share a few short answers and background.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Proposed RFMO Survey – Fish Management Zone PP2 (Buck, Buffalo, Sylvan and Wabamun Lakes)

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and

    We’d like to thank all those who have contributed to the Northern Pike and Walleye fisheries consultation process by visiting the TalkAEP website, completing an online survey, providing your views at the Public Information Sessions, or sending us a letter or email.

    The information you have shared is valued and has shaped the updated management frameworks for these fish species and lead to the development of the optional management objectives. In the coming weeks we will be reviewing the consultation input, and reporting back on some of the key things that you told us in both the online and public sessions. Continued updates will be posted here and on the My Wild Alberta Facebook Page.

    As we update our management frameworks based on the feedback we heard, we thought we’d share a few of the common questions and themes we heard most recently in the public information sessions and share a few short answers and background.

    Take Survey
  • 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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