Yukon First Nations asked to stop harvesting Chinook salmon because of low stock – APTN News

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Yukon First Nations asked to stop harvesting Chinook salmon because of low stock – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 202137 Views

Sep 16, 2021

Chinook salmon numbers in Yukon below average for fourth year in row.

A non-governmental committee that advises the federal government and First Nations in the Yukon on salmon issues is asking First Nations to stop harvesting salmon because of a drop in the stock.

The Yukon Salmon sub-committee posted on its Twitter account Wednesday that there were “Record low Yukon River fall chum and coho.”

Chinook salmon have a deep spiritual and cultural connection to Indigenous peoples living throughout the Pacific northwest, while also serving as a primary food source.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/yukon-first-nations-asked-to-stop-harvesting-chinook-salmon-because-of-low-stock/

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