The Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee (YSC) is a public advisory body set up under the Umbrella Final Agreement. The Sub-Committee's main concern is the conservation of Yukon salmon stocks. With this guiding principle in mind, the Sub-Committee makes recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans or to Yukon First Nations on all matters related to Yukon salmon.
The Sub-Committee works closely with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Fish and Wildlife Management Board, Yukon First Nations, Renewable Resources Councils and the public. Your input is welcomed.
The life cycle of the salmon is a remarkable event, which enriches the lives of all of the Yukon's inhabitants, both human and animal. Bear, eagles and many other birds and predators depend on salmon for their survival. For thousands of years, humans have also relied on salmon for food. At present, salmon continue to sustain a myriad of human activities, livelihoods, businesses and ways of life. Salmon fishing is also a popular recreational activity that brings tourists to the territory and enriches Yukoners' quality of life.The goal of the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee is to provide public input into the management of salmon stocks in the Yukon Territory. The Salmon Sub-Committee meets throughout the year to study, discuss and make recommendations considering vital salmon stocks in the Yukon.
Visit the Committee's website at: http://www.yukonsalmoncommittee.ca/