Pacific Salmon Treaty

In 1985, the United States and Canada agreed to cooperate in the management, research and enhancement of Pacific salmon stocks of mutual concern by ratifying the Pacific Salmon Treaty. This Treaty included commitments by the Parties to further negotiate on Yukon River salmon. Seventeen years later, in 2002, the Yukon River Salmon Agreement established the Yukon River Panel and its Joint Technical Committee. The Agreement now forms Chapter 8 of the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

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The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.