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Yukon River Panel

Board: Yukon River Panel Advisory Committee

Board identification number: 136

Department: FISH & GAME

Authority: Yukon River Salmon Act of 1995

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: Advisory Committee members are not compensated.

Term: 4 years

Description: The committee consists of 6 members from the U.S. and 6 members from Canada. The committee's 6 U.S. members consist of one official of the U.S. government and one alternate with expertise in salmon conservation and management appointed by the Secretary of State; one official of the State of Alaska and one alternate with expertise in salmon conservation and management appointed by the Governor of Alaska; four members knowledgeable and experienced with regard to salmon fisheries of the Yukon River appointed by the Secretary of State from a list of at least three individuals nominated for each position by the Governor of Alaska. At least one panel member shall be qualified to represent interests of the Lower Yukon River fishing districts; one to represent the Upper Yukon fishing districts; and at least one panel member shall be Alaska Native; four alternate panel members who meet the same qualifications as panel members may be designated by the Secretary of State to serve in the absence of the panel member. The Governor of Alaska may appoint an advisory committee of not less than 8 but no more than 12 individuals who are knowledgeable and experienced with regard to the salmon fisheries of the Yukon River. At least two must be Alaska Native. Advisory committee terms are two years and are eligible for reappointment.

Function: The board works to provide for the conservation of salmon stocks originating from the Yukon River in Canada through development and implementation of agreed research and management programs; identification of restoration and enhancement opportunities; and submission of recommendations to management entities in Canada and Alaska. The panel also manages the new Yukon River Salmon Restoration and Enhancement Fund.

Chair: No provision.

Special facts:

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem Members & alternates compensated federal daily rate of GS-15

Meetings: Panel members meet twice annually in December and March, once in Canada (typically Whitehorse) and once in Alaska (typically Anchorage). The meetings are full day sessions, usually 4-days in length, often punctuated with committee meetings.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Hazel Nelson
Division Director
Department of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 998115526
Phone: (907) 267-2190, FAX: (907) 465-2066

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