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The Yukon River Panel 2018 Post-Season Meeting

The Yukon River Panel will be holding their 2018 Post-Season Meeting between Dec 8th and 12th at the Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Ave in Anchorage, Alaska. Meetings are open to the public on Tuesday Dec 11th and Wednesday Dec 12th. For those that cannot attend in person, a live webcast will be available. The webcast link will be available on the Meetings page.

Restoration and Enhancement Fund 2019 Call for Public Comments

Members of the public are invited to provide their comments on project proposals received by the Yukon River Panel for projects starting in 2019. Project proposal backgrounders for your review and the public review form for your feedback can be found here:

Yukon River Panel Press Release for April 2018

Yukon River Panel Press Release for April 2018. The Yukon River Panel held their 2018 Pre-Season Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska between April 16th and 18th, 2018. Highlights of the meeting may be found in the Press Release. Meeting minutes are under development and will be made available in due course.

The Yukon River Panel 2018 Pre-Season Meeting

The Yukon River Panel will be holding their 2018 Pre-Season Meeting between April 14th and 18th at the Sheraton Hotel, East 6th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska. Meetings are open to the public on Tuesday April 17th and Wednesday April 18th. Meeting details and the Agenda are available on the Meetings page.

Salmon’s Journey. One River, One Life.

To mark 15 years of international cooperation, a special presentation was made to the Panel by the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee members of the Panel’s Canadian section. Canadian Panel member Harvey Jessup, presented the Panel with a specially commissioned art work designed, carved and painted by renowned Northern Tutchone and Tlingit artist Eugene Alfred of the Selkirk First Nation from Pelly Crossing, Yukon.

Yukon River Press Release for December 2017

Yukon River Panel Press Release for December 2017. The Yukon River Panel celebrated 15 years of international cooperation when they held their 2017 Post-Season Meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon between December 11th and 13th, 2017. Highlights of the meeting may be found in the Press Release. Meeting minutes are under development and will be made available in due course.

Celebration 15 Years of International Cooperation: The Yukon River Panel 2017 Post-Season Meeting

The Yukon River Panel will be holding their 2017 Post-Season Meeting between Dec 9th and 13th at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon. Meetings are open to the public on Wednesday Dec 12th and Thursday Dec 13th. For those that cannot attend in person, a live webcast is available for the first time. The webcast link is available on the Meetings page.

Restoration and Enhancement Fund 2018: Call for Public Comments

Members of the public are invited to provide their comments on project proposals received by the Yukon River Panel for projects starting in 2018. Project proposal backgrounders for your review and the public review form for your feedback can be found here:

Selkirk Nation Salmon Citizen Outreach and Communications Plan

SFN citizens are actively fishing for Yukon River Chinook and are very traditional people. Engagement with the middle Yukon River and the Northern Tutchone First Nations is important and essential to get a full picture of the Canadian side of the Yukon River fishery. SFN leadership would like to work with agencies, other First Nations, and other stakeholders to support conservation and positively contribute to rebuilding Canadian-origin Yukon River and Pelly River stocks. Citizen outreach and communications is where it starts to ensure that the people along the river understand, are actively involved, and part of the solution. There are also advantages in supporting SFN in that they are connected to other actively fishing Northern Tutchone First Nations. The May Gathering is a pivotal annual meeting where the Northern Tutchone Governments discuss fish and wildlife. By SFN presenting strategic and well informed communications materials at the May Gathering serves to inform all middle river Yukon communities.

There is an increased interest by agencies, media and other stakeholders in the approach that SFN is taking to manage their Chinook and Fall Chum fisheries. It takes an incredible amount of effort and resources to keep citizens informed and often the external audiences and their interests are secondary. This SFN Salmon Citizen Outreach and Communications initiative will
also create materials for external organizations to understand the SFN approach to salmon management, assessment and restoration.

As discussed youth will also be a target audience with some dedicated outreach and communications. This may take place with a presentation/workshop at Eliza Van Bibber school or dedicated materials. This is mainly a K-12 group. Many young people (teenagers and adults) are involved, helping at family fish camp but do not know the context around management.