Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee

Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee logoThe Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee (YSSC) is a public advisory body established in 1995 through the Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA) with respect to salmon management in the Yukon. Its mandate is to make recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and to Yukon First Nations on all matters related to Yukon River salmon, their habitats and management, including legislation, research, policies and programs.

The YSSC consists of 10 members: two from the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board (one nominated by Government and one nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations), two nominated by the Minister and two nominated by the affected Yukon First Nations for each of the Yukon, Alsek and Porcupine River drainage basins for matters concerning their respective drainage basins. The Minister appoints the members.

In accordance with the Agreement, DFO provides technical and administrative support to the YSSC as required in order to determine appropriate plans for Yukon River salmon management. DFO also provides funding support so that the YSSC can carry out its mandate as prescribed in Chapter 16 of the UFA.

Generally, the YSSC holds quarterly meetings and its head office is located in Whitehorse, Yukon. For more information regarding the YSSC, please visit its website at www.yssc.ca.


Date Meeting Location Meeting Materials
November 22-23, 2012 YSSC Board Meeting Whitehorse  
November 21, 2012 Yukon River Drainage Working Group Whitehorse  
October 10-12, 2012 Salmon Summit TBD  
August 22, 2012 YSSC Public Meeting Haines Junction, Yukon  
May 8, 2012 YSSC Public Meeting Carmacks, Yukon Agenda
May 7, 2012 YSSC Board Meeting Dawson City, Yukon Agenda
April 16, 2012 Haines Junction Public Meeting Haines Junction, Yukon  
January 18, 2012 Old Crow Public Meeting Old Crow, Yukon  
November 17, 2011 YSSC Board Meeting Whitehorse - location TBD Agenda
October 17-18, 2011 YSSC Board Meeting Whitehorse - location TBD Agenda
May 18-19, 2011 YSSC Board Meeting Dawson City - St. Mary's Church Agenda
March 17, 2011 YSSC Board Meeting Whitehorse - Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board - boardroom Agenda
February 2-3, 2011 YSSC Board Meeting Yukon Inn - Willow Room Agenda

DFO Contact

Phone: 867-393-6840

Manager, Treaties and Fisheries, Yukon River