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    Alberta Fishing Regulations document


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Important Management Messages
     ● Message from the Minister
     ● The Alberta Angling Ethic
     ● How to use this guide
     ● Important Changes for 2017
     ● BearSmart
     ● Future Regulation Proposals
     ● Online Licensing: Things you should know
     ● Species at Risk

Important Definitions
     ● Recovery of Tagged Fish

General Sportfishing Regulations
     ● Sportfishing Seasons
     ● Catch Limits
     ● Use Caution on Ice
     ● General Sportfishing Restrictions
     ● Gill Nets
     ● Buying and Selling Fish
     ● Releasing Live Fish
     ● Tips on Releasing Fish
     ● Be Bearsmart While Angling
     ● Never Cull Fish
     ● Releasing Prohibited Fish
     ● Measuring Fish Length
     ● Cleaning and Transporting Fish
     ● Gaffs and Gaff Hooks
     ● Fishing with Bait
     ● Fishing with Bait Fish
     ● Hooking Mortality from Bait
     ● Collecting Bait Fish
     ● Crayfish
     ● Access to Fishing Waters
     ● Illegal Stocking of Fish

Provincewide Regulations
     ● Alberta Sportfishing Licences
     ● Requirements
     ● Draws for Special Walleye Licences
     ● Spearfishing / Bowfishing
     ● Sportfishing in Provincial and National Parks
     ● Sportfishing in Cold Lake
     ● Derby and Tournament Licensing

Licences and Costs
     ● Recreational Licensing System

Alberta’s Fish Stocking Program
     ● Stocked Lakes List

Fish Consumption Advisory


Sport Fish Identification
     ● Sport Fish of Alberta
     ● Trout Identification

Fish Management Zones
     ● Maps and Watershed Boundaries

Fish Management Zone 1 — Eastern Slopes
     ● Watershed Unit ES1
     ● Watershed Unit ES2
     ● Watershed Unit ES3
     ● Watershed Unit ES4

Fish Management Zone 2 — Parkland-Prairie
     ● Watershed Unit PP1
     ● Watershed Unit PP2

Fish Management Zone 3 — Northern Boreal
     ● Watershed Unit NB1
     ● Watershed Unit NB2
     ● Watershed Unit NB3
     ● Watershed Unit NB4

Report A Poacher
     ● 1-800-642-3800 or #3800 (TELUS Mobility)

Further Inquiries