Yukon River Joint Technical Committee

The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) was established as an international advisory committee responsible for providing the best science, fishery management and technical expertise possible to support the Yukon River Panel (YRP). It is comprised of technical representatives from Canadian federal and American federal and State of Alaska government agencies, and other non-governmental organizations from the United States. Additional technical expertise may be requested and, or, provided through invitation by the JTC. The JTC meets twice a year and is charged with various tasks related primarily to Yukon River salmon stock assessment and management, including:

  • Evaluating and recommending escapement targets;
  • Developing and reporting on run outlooks and proposed in-season management strategies to the YRP;
  • Examining stock and habitat management regimes and recommending how they may be improved to achieve stock escapement and habitat management objectives;
  • Evaluating and reporting the status of Canadian-origin salmon stocks, annual fishery performance and making recommendations for adjustments to rebuilding programs;
  • Reviewing and evaluating proposals submitted to the Restoration and Enhancement Fund for technical merit; and
  • Developing stock and habitat research plans and coordinating the delivery of special research projects.

As of 2002, the JTC began developing a strategic plan for salmon research in the Yukon River drainage. This strategic plan is intended to provide guidance and information critical to the management, protection, restoration and sustainable use of Canadian-origin salmon stocks.


Date Meeting Location
March 9-10, 2015 Pre-Season Meeting Webinar Session
October 29-30, 2014 Yukon River Joint Technical Committee Vancouver, BC
February 25-27, 2014 Pre-Season Meeting Webinar Session
November 5-7, 2013 Yukon River Joint Technical Committee Seattle, WA
February 2013 Pre-Season Meeting Fairbanks, Alaska
November 2012 Post-Season Meeting Whitehorse, Yukon
November, 2011 Post-Season Meeting Whitehorse, Yukon
February, 2010 Pre-Season Meeting Fairbanks, Alaska

DFO Contact

Phone: 867-393-6840

Manager, Treaties and Fisheries, Yukon River