The Government of Alberta recently made the decision to split the Fish and Wildlife Division of Alberta Environment and Parks between three separate ministries, without public consultation or notice. Based on the decision, fishing and hunting allocations are now under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Forestry, Parks and Tourism; fish hatcheries management falls to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation; and fish and wildlife species at risk decisions are left with the Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas. The Alberta Wilderness Association has criticized the decision, citing concerns with the probable lack of coordination between each department and its effect on fish and wildlife populations and species protection.