Yukon River Salmon Cooperative Business Development
Dawson City, Yukon is home to Canada’s northernmost commercial salmon fishery. Beginning in 2000, EcoPlan worked with the Yukon River Commercial Fishing Association to develop a co-operative salmon processing plant that could provide a viable market for the fish and create a high-end export product for both the tourist market and distribution to southern Canada. Project work included a preliminary market assessment, a development feasibility analysis, business plan development and implementation, schematic plant design and the establishment of the business as a co-operative. As part of the project, EcoPlan developed a unique, proprietary financial analysis tool to be used by the Yukon River Salmon Co-operative as the foundation of their business planning and accounting systems.