Fish Conservation and Management Strategy

Fish Conservation and Management Strategy for Alberta; document cover depicting lake sturgeon
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Printable PDF– Sep 2014 (56 pages, 17 MB)

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister Robin Campbell is pleased to present the latest Fish Conservation and Management Strategy for Alberta.

Alberta's Fish Conservation and Management Strategy is an important document that provides a framework for Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to ensure Alberta's fish benefit present and future Albertans. Within this mandate is the responsibility of managing the sustainable use of our fish resources and their conservation.

The strategy sets out the department's:

  • vision and mission statements
  • guiding principles,
  • goals, objectives success indicators for fisheries management

It guides staff and describes to its stakeholders, industry, as well as other Alberta and federal government departments what the department will do to manage Alberta's fish resources for conservation and sustainable use.

The strategy document also covers the basics of day-to-day fisheries management decision-making and details on the roles of government agencies, public, aboriginals, and industry sectors in collaborating on fisheries management.

In addition, the new strategy also includes information about innovative management approaches. Highlights are the description of new methods for reporting the status of fish populations (Fish Sustainability Index and Index of Native Fish Integrity) and an updated framework for consultation and objective-setting.

The Fish Conservation Strategy is revised periodically, with input from stakeholders and the Alberta public.

 

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Posted: Sep 11, 2014