As part of the Mayo B project, Yukon Energy designed and built a one-kilometre long salmon rearing channel parallel to the Mayo River. It was a unique opportunity to try something that had not been done in Yukon before in terms of fish habitat. The channel is working very well and has been populated with juvenile Chinook salmon and other species of fish. It is monitored year round to ensure the Chinook are thriving and that their habitat remains clean and healthy.
We encourage the public to visit, walk the adjacent interpretive trail built by Yukon Energy a couple of years ago, and observe how young Chinook behave and how the new channel functions.
Last week a group of young citizens from the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun took part in a Chinook salmon release day, hosted by the First Nation and Yukon Energy.
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