Yukon fishing regulations

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Yukon Fishing Regulations Summary 2015-16

Important changes for 2015-16

After an extensive review, the Yukon Fish & Wildlife Management Board made recommendations for changes to fisheries regulations which came into effect April 1, 2015:

Studies over decades have shown that the lake trout populations in Snafu, Tarfu and Pine lakes are depleted, and angler success is very low. The new rules will help the population recover and improve the fishery. Anglers are encouraged not to target lake trout in these lakes because even live release fishing can result in some fish dying.

The reclassification of Louise (Jackson) Lake to a Special Management Water C reflects the results of studies that show lake trout and Arctic grayling harvest has grown to unsustainable levels.

Environment Yukon will continue to monitor harvest and fish populations in all of these waters to understand how the populations change with the revised regulations.

Contact Fish and Wildlife, Fisheries

Phone: 867-667-5721
Toll free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5721
Fax: 867-393-6263

Email: fisheries@gov.yk.ca
Address: Box 2703 (V-5A) Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6