Salmon conservation catch card
If you want to fish for salmon in the Yukon you need a valid Salmon Conservation Catch Card and a Yukon angling licence.
The Catch Card contains pertinent information about an angler’s fishing activity. Salmon Conservation Catch Cards may be purchased online or from authorized suppliers.
- If you want to fish for salmon (other than Kokanee or stocked salmon) in Yukon waters you must purchase a Salmon Conservation Catch Card. Catch Cards are available to licensed anglers only. The current Catch Card is valid from April 1 to November 30. You must carry the Catch Card with you when angling for salmon, and produce it when asked to do so by a Conservation or Fishery Officer.
- Immediately upon catching a salmon, you must record on the Catch Card (either on the paper card or electronic form on your phone/tablet) the date, location, species, sex, presence of tags, presence of adipose fin, and they type of gear with which the salmon was caught. You must record this information even if you release the salmon. If you do not catch any salmon, please indicate this on the Card as well.
How do I return my catch card?
You must return your Salmon Conservation Card to us by November 30 of the year of issue. Choose one of the following methods of submission:
- Submit via the National Recreational Licensing System (NRLS).
- Mail or drop off a completed paper version of your Catch Card at our Whitehorse office.
Salmon conservation catch card fees
Prices below do not include GST
|Category||Yukon resident||Alaska resident*||Canadian resident||Non-resident|
|Adult annual (16-64 years of age)||$10.42||$10.42||$20.85||$52.12|
|Minor (Under 16 years of age)||FREE||FREE||FREE||FREE|
*Must be in possession of a current Alaska Resident Angling Licence and Yukon Angling Licence.
First Nations anglers who want to fish for salmon outside their Traditional Territory must possess a valid Yukon Angling Licence and a Catch Card, unless they have written consent from the First Nation with authority in the Traditional Territory in which they plan to fish. Any First Nations anglers purchasing a Yukon salmon Conservation Card must pay the applicable rates based on residency: i.e. Adult Yukon First Nations anglers pay $10.50 and Cards are free for Senior and Minor First Nations Anglers.
Failure to comply with any of these regulations could result in a fine or legal action.
- Get your Yukon angling licence
- Salmon conservation Catch Card FAQs
- Get your Salmon Conservation Catch Card online
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