Please see that the Alberta Sportfishing Resident Licences 2019-20 have declined again to 251,946.
This decline is 5.7% less than last year and 16.8% lower than 5 years ago.
The numbers are almost 100,000 less than those in 1983-84 (35 years ago) when the Alberta population was half of the current population (see the table below).
For your information.
We are continuing to meet with the government to address specific concerns and are recommending several changes to the 2020-21 Sportfishing Regulations. We are strongly suggesting that increasing fishing opportunities with fish habitat protection/restoration/development, supplemental fish stocking/transplanting, regulation changes and other fish management plans (i.e. avian predation).
Please contact me or our committee members or the Government fisheries managers for specific concerns that you have.
Volunteer Fisheries Biologist
Next Step Team and Volunteer Biologists Group
Alberta Angling Licences and Interest in Fishing in Alberta
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