Tag Archives: fisheries management

Fisheries Management: Complex, Complicated and Poorly Comprehended

Guest Blog: Alberta Environment and Parks is proposing plans to recover native trout in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The plans call for the closing of fishing along many streams to allow the trout populations to recover. However, many … Continue reading

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Harvestable Surplus

[Note: The following was first published in the January 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Setting bag limits for fish and game is a complicated business. Balancing the wants of anglers and hunters against the … Continue reading

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Struggling to Protect Fisheries

[Note: The following was first published in the May 2015 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2015 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. As I stepped out of the drift boat into the cool waters of Vancouver Island’s Elk River, my eyes … Continue reading

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Two Fish, One Fish, No Fish—Alberta’s Fish Crisis

Guest Blog: For many decades, Lorne Fitch was a respected fisheries biologist with the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division. He worked on the ground to maintain and improve Alberta’s fisheries, including rehabilitating fish habitat. Like many of us he has … Continue reading

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Wabamun Lake Fisheries Update

[Note: The following was first published in the October 2012 Alberta Outdoorsmen. A more recent update was published in the June 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen and is posted here. Wabamun Lake is located some 60 km west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.] … Continue reading

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Fish Tumours and Tapeworms

In the article I wrote for the 2009 Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations, “On Tumours and Tapeworms”, I discussed why some fish caught by anglers seem diseased. I particularly mentioned skin tumours that are typically found on northern pike, walleye … Continue reading

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