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Annually, Alberta anglers (more than 200,000 strong) contribute over three million dollars from levies on fishing licenses to the Alberta Conservation Association's (ACA) Fisheries Program. The ACA, in turn, delivers a variety of programs designed to conserve, protect and enhance the quantity and quality of angling opportunities in the province.

One of our flagship activities at ACA is the Lake Aeration Program. Throughout Alberta, many lakes have the potential to grow large trout however, low dissolved oxygen conditions that can lead to fish kills (i.e. summer and winter kills) preclude these lakes from supporting trout populations. The ACA uses lake aeration to maintain dissolved oxygen levels high enough to ensure year-round suvival of stocked trout.

Examples include the provincially renowned stocked trout fisheries such as Swan Lake near Valleyview and Beaver Lake near Rocky Mountain House; all these successes have been made possible with the support from the anglers of the province. At present, the ACA aerates 16 lakes with plans to add Fiesta Lake in the Rocky Mountain House area this winter.

The ACA's Enhanced Fish Stocking Program is another activity that creates quality angling opportunities in areas of the province where the chance of fish for rainbow trout previously did not exist. Again, through financial support from anglers, ACA contracts private fish growers to provide and deliver rainbow trout to over 60 waterbodies each spring. These rainbow trout are larger than those typically stocked and provide anglers with fish of a size that would not normally be attained until the end of the growing season. During 2007 alone, the ACA stocked 125,000 rainbow trout across 64 waterbodies. All of these stocked waterbodies created additional angling opportunities in areas that had limited options.

In addition to these two programs that provide Albertans with added prospects of catching more and larger fish, the ACA is also involved in providing information in support of management and land-use planning. Annually, ACA fish crews are out on our lakes and rivers collecting data that are used for a variety of needs. Data obtained include information on fish spawning sites that is used by road planners to locate bridge crossings away from these important areas. As well, data is collected to provide a knowledge base on the size and structure of selected fish stocks, to evaluate and modify fishing regulations in an effort to maintain and in some cases, expand angling and harvest opportunities for all Albertans.

For more information visit our website or call toll free 1-877-969-9091


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