Yukon River Salmon Cooperative Business Development

Date: 2000-2005

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.