Consultation/Communications/Public Outreach

The Salmon Sub-Committee is committed to improving communication between itself, other agencies, First Nations and the public. The SSC also endeavors to raise public awareness of its activities and to promote public education on issues of concern. Some initiatives the SSC has undertaken in these areas include:

  • hosting a variety of presentations at conferences and workshops including the Species at Risk, RRC Annual Meeting;
  • creating and distributing periodic correspondence to better inform government, First Nations, stakeholders and the public, of SSC activities and initiatives;
  • reviewing and making improvements to the way the SSC consults with the public;
  • developing the “Salmon Know No Borders” Marketing Campaign;
  • promote awareness in Yukon school children of the importance of protecting Yukon salmon through school visits;
  • Hosting a series of Public Meetings;
  • Providing regular Yukon River Chinook and Chum Salmon updates, outlining run strength, timing etc., to a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Providing regular updates at CYFN and individual First Nations Assemblies, as well as a written offer to all Yukon First Nations for SSC participation in General Assemblies;
  • Meeting with other Boards, Committees, Renewable Resources Councils, NGOs and other organizations etc.