October 24th, 2020

Province hosting open house to seek input from fishermen

By Mabell, Dave on January 9, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

Southern Alberta anglers are being invited to share their ideas with provincial officials.

An open house session will be held Jan. 20, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lethbridge Public Library to share their views on fisheries management. Feedback will also be collected online.

Officials say the open house sessions will share details on fisheries management in Alberta and collect public response to proposals to open up additional opportunities for recreational harvest at specific lakes.

“Whether you prefer making the trek to a favourite spot off the beaten path or taking the kids to a stocked pond just outside the city, fishing is a part of Alberta’s cultural fabric,” says Jason Nixon, minister of parks and recreation.

“We promised to modernize a number of the province’s environmental provisions, and we look forward to listening to Albertans’ feedback.

“As an enthusiastic angler and outdoorsman, I look forward to working together to make our fisheries strong, healthy, vibrant and sustainable for generations to come.”

Starting Monday, interested Albertans may also submit comments online at TalkAEP.Alberta.ca.

Officials say feedback will be reflected in the 2020 Alberta Sportfishing Regulations, which come into effect on April 1.

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