Kokanee salmon fishery closure

Issued: May 10, 2019

Pursuant to subsection 35(1) of the National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations, no person shall, while fishing within Kluane National Park & Reserve, retain Kokanee Salmon

This order is created in order to protect the kokanee salmon whose adult spawning numbers have dropped drastically during recent years. The continued existence of this population is dependent on the public’s cooperation with this order and visitors are requested to not target kokanee as a catch and release species.

Original signed by: Diane Wilson
Field Unit Superintendent, Yukon

May 10, 2019

Provisions of Yukon First Nation Final Agreements, court decisions, and other indigenous rights, as reached through an agreement with Canada, may take precedence over any restrictions/prohibitions made under these Regulations.