Taku River Salmon Management Advisory Committee

The Taku River basin spreads approximately 27,500 square kilometers in length and flows from its headwaters in British Columbia through to Juneau, Alaska. As such, it is considered to be a Transboundary River in accordance with the Pacific Salmon Treaty (1985).

The Taku River Salmon Management Advisory Committee (the Committee) was established in 2001 to provide direction to Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada on the management goals of salmon stock conservation and sustainable use of the resource on the Stikine River. It is chaired by the DFO Yukon/Transboundary Rivers Area Director.

The Committee is intended to provide, among other things, a forum through which Taku River salmon managers and harvesters – subsistence, commercial and recreational – can regularly meet and exchange information on pre-season forecasts and post-season analysis. Membership is established by DFO through consultation with stakeholder groups which choose their representatives internally.

The Committee meets twice annually, in Atlin, BC, and in Whitehorse, YT, to develop recommendations pertaining to management plans, to conduct post-season reviews and to address issues such as licensing, allocations and licence conditions. Participation of Pacific Salmon Treaty Transboundary Panel members in Committee meetings helps to ensure continuity and co-ordination in domestic and international discussions and decisions.

Records of meetings and decisions are maintained by the Committee chair. Meeting agendas and minutes may be posted on an on-going basis.

Meetings

Date Meeting Location
Fall 2013 Post-Season Meeting TBD
April 25, 2013 Pre-Season Meeting Webinar
November, 2012 Post-Season Meeting Whitehorse, Yukon
February 7, 2012 Pre-Season Meeting Atlin, British Columbia
November 29, 2011 Post-Season Meeting Whitehorse, Yukon

DFO Contact

Phone: 867-393-6739
Fax: 867-393-6738

Biologist
Yukon/Transboundary Rivers Area