If there’s been something fishy about sportfishing regulations in the province, anglers can have their say next week.
The province is setting up open houses across Alberta beginning this week to change how fisheries are managed and collect public feedback on proposals to open up more opportunities for recreational harvest at specific lakes.
Interested sportsmen and anglers can get information at the Cold Lake Energy Centre Board Room from 4:30pm- 8:30pm on Monday, January 20.
Feedback will be reflected in the 2020 Alberta Sportfishing Regulations, which come into effect on April 1.
Last summer, politicians from the area met to discuss the stringent regulations which they hope will be relaxed moving forward.
From 2015-2018, 35,000 Albertans bought fishing licenses in Saskatchewan where the restriction on what fish you can keep are not as punitive.
Starting today, you can also submit feedback online at TalkAEP.Alberta.ca.