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Fisheries in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Relative to other areas of Canada, only a small proportion of Alberta (2.5%) is covered by freshwater. Fish species in the province range from the large lake sturgeon to small minnows, and inhabit equally diverse habitats. Alberta’s fishes are the basis of three fisheries in the province: the sport fishery, commercial fisheries, and domestic or subsistence fisheries. The relatively small area of freshwater means that fishing pressure in Alberta is intense, and effective management strategies are needed to ensure the maintenance of viable fish populations for future generations. For more information see:



Source: Diane Eastman
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