This adult Canadian-origin Chinook salmon was photographed in the Yukon Territory during test fish sampling for the Takhini River pilot sonar project on August 27, 2017. Test fishing is used to verify the type of fish being detected as sonar targets.

Photo credit Kelcy Tousignant.
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Researchers are seeking to understand the limits to juvenile Chinook production during their critical first year in freshwater. This fish was photographed during overwintering work on the Yukon River in Whitehorse on January 31, 2018.

Photo credit Marina Milligan.

The Yukon River Panel (YRP) makes recommendations to management entities on both sides of the U.S./Canada border concerning the conservation and management of salmon originating in Canada. Unlike other regional panels and committees established under the Pacific Salmon Treaty, the Yukon River Panel follows its own internal procedures and does not report to the Pacific Salmon Commission — the body formed by U.S. and Canadian governments to implement the Pacific Salmon Treaty.