Kokanee Salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Kokanee Salmon

Physical Characteristics


Habitat and Feeding

Kokanee Conservation in Kluane National Park

While kokanee in stocked lakes are plentiful, and a great choice for a meal, naturally-occurring kokanee in the Kathleen Lake watershed in Kluane National Park and Reserve are in decline.

A drastic reduction in the number of fish returning to the spawning beds occurred after 2000 - historically, returns averaged close to 3000 fish, but in recent years, returns have been as low as 20 fish. The sport fishery of kokanee is closed in Kluane.

For more information on kokanee in Kluane, please visit the Parks Canada website.


Contact Fish and Wildlife, Fisheries

Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

Box 2703 (V-5A)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5721
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 local 5721
Fax: 867-393-6263

Email: fisheries@gov.yk.ca