Public Meeting To Discuss Underutilized Fish Stocks in Northeast Alberta - September 7, 2016

For the past 16 years many public lakes in Alberta have had zero catch limits on walleye and northern pike. Numerous anglers have expressed concern and are asking why not allow some fish to be caught and utilized by Albertans. Anglers want to have healthy fish stocks and still use the annual production. Harvest of fish could be restricted by various ways and there is a concern that nothing will be done in all of the lakes that seem to have abundant numbers of fish. The public is invited to express your concerns and ideas on September 7, 2016 at Lac Bellevue Hall (on Hwy 881 located 12 miles south of St. Paul.) Local MLAS, biologists, government personnel are invited to attend.

Discussion will not be limited but will include the following lakes: Lac Bellevue, Kehewin, Bangs, Heart, Lac La Biche, Hilda, Ethel, Marie, Beaver, Floatingstone, Goodfish, Crane, Clear (Barnes), Wabamun; Touchwood, Ironwood, Hope, Amisk, Gregoire, Laurier, Moose, Marie, Seibert, Winefred and numerous other lakes that have had zero or restricted catch limits for the past 16 years. This is your chance to indicate your expectations as these are public lakes and publicly owned fish.

Local MLA’s Dave Hanson and Scott Cyr will be attending. Local biologists and the Minister of Environment and Parks have also been invited.

Attend the meeting and voice your opinion.

  • September 7, 2016 at 7 pm
  • Lac Bellevue Hall (located on Hwy 881 - 12 miles south of St. Paul)
  • Coffee and donuts will be provided
  • Supporting groups include Lac Bellevue Recreation and Agricultural Society, St. Paul Agricultural Society, St. Paul Fish and Game Association, Beaver River Fish and Game Association, Zone 5 Fish and Game Association.
  • Call Ray Makowecki at 780 918-5527 if you have any questions

Ray Makowecki
Zone 5 AFGA Fish Chairman
AFGA Past President and Life Member