01 May 2020 – Recreational angling season to open May 1

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Tourism
Level of Jurisdiction: PEI
Lead People/Agency: Environment, Water and Climate Change Minister Natalie Jameson

Overview: This announcement is confirming that recreational angling season will open on Friday, May 1, 2020. Normal angling regulations, as well as guidelines related to COVID-19, will be in effect.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/recreational-angling-season-to-open-may-1

Type of Justification: Perception of a decreased threat
Evidence/Justification: “Thank you to of PEI’s anglers and fishers who remained patient and vigilant in our efforts to protect Islanders from COVID-19 as it spread across the country and the world. Islanders have a deep connection to the outdoors. It is because of our concerted effort that the province is in the position it is to ease public health measures carefully.”

– Environment, Water and Climate Change Minister Natalie Jameson