Safety and Procedures

COVID-19 response: temporary closures

The Government of Alberta has temporarily closed front counters at all Fish and Wildlife offices across the province.

  • You can contact Fish and Wildlife offices using the phone numbers listed on the Fish and Wildlife - Contacts page.
  • For recreational sportfishing or hunting information, please visit AlbertaRELM or call the AlbertaRELM Help Desk at 1-888-944-5494.
  • Vehicle access is now permitted at parking lots and staging areas in provincial parks and public land. Facilities like playgrounds and washrooms remain temporarily closed. For more information, visit the Alberta Parks advisories page.

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Did you know that the kind of hook you use, your method of fishing and the way you handle a fish can all determine whether the fish will survive when you release it back into the water?

Did you know that your equipment can contribute to the spread of aquatic invasive species?

By following correct procedures and employing good safety practices, you can help ensure the long-term health of Alberta's fish populations and aquatic habitats.

Review the following safety guidelines and procedures before your next fishing trip:


Updated: Jan 26, 2018