Saturday , 23 October 2021

Anglers can weigh in on fishing regulations at open house in Cold Lake

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.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.