Yukon salmon sub-committee
The 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.
Email: Steve Smith
Manager, Treaties and Fisheries, Yukon River
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