About the Yukon River Panel
Management of Pacific salmon has long been a matter of common concern to the United States and Canada. In 2001, after many years of negotiation, the Yukon River Salmon Agreement was signed and it represented an international commitment to the restoration, conservation and management of salmon upon which Yukon River communities depend. The Yukon River Panel is the body formed by the governments of Canada and the United States to implement the Yukon River Salmon Agreement.
The Yukon River Panel is a twelve-person body with six Panel members each from the United States and Canada, representing the interests of Yukon River fishers, First Nations, Tribal Councils, fisheries managers and others who depend upon salmon for subsistence, cultural, commercial or recreational purposes.
Among other provisions, the Yukon River Salmon Agreement established a bilateral Restoration and Enhancement Fund to support programs, projects and associated research and management activities directed towards the restoration, conservation and enhancement of Canadian-origin salmon stocks in the Yukon River.