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(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - Large sign for Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society.)

CHAPMAN CREEK HATCHERY

by

LEE A. WOOD

The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society is a, registered, non profit, charitable, organization.

Though listed as Sechelt, Chapman Creek is actually in the Wilson Creek area of the Sunshine Coast just a few Km. South of Sechelt.

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - Gravel lane through pole gate midst forest.)
4381 PARKWAY DRIVE
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - Brick pillars support sign for hatchery.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - small cabana contain signs.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of signs in cabana.)

Operated by volunteers, and one full time, and one part time, employee, the Chapman Creek Hatchery’s mission is to rebuild local salmon, and trout, stock.

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery -  Sechelt, B. C. Canada -Long block building .)
AT THE OFFICE YOU CAN; MAKE A DONATION, BECOME A MEMBER, ARRANGE FOR A TOUR,
WITH, OR WITHOUT A GUIDE, BUY A TROUT, OR ARRANGE TO GO FISHING IN A TANK

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of building, office entrance.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of sign on building wall)

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of sign on gate.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of sign on gate.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - gates open to compound with large fish tanks.)

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - large net covered tanks.)

TANKS ARE COVERED WITH NETS
TO KEEP THE FISH IN AND THE BIRDS OUT
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - young lady beside tank holds fishing rod and fish.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - sign on wall, pictures of various fish.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - sign on wall, pictures of various fish.)

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - sign on wall of incubation room.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada sign on wall of incubation room.)

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery -  Close up of man in front of office.)
AT THE OFFICE, ARRANGING FOR A GUIDE
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - rows of trays in incubation room.)
EGG HATCHING TRAYS IN THE INCUBATION ROOM

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - man in front of rows of trays in incubation room.)
AFTER COMPLETING THE DFO (DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS)
`FISH HEALTH' COURSE AT UBC (UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA),
LANYDN FUNK IS NOW THE RESIDENT HATCHERY TECHNICIAN.
HERE HE EXPLAINS THE BEGINNING STEPS OF TURNING EGGS INTO FISH
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - long narrow tank filled with water and many little fish.)
HOLDING TANK, BETWEEN
THE HATCHING TRAYS AND THE OUTDOOR TANKS

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - large net cover tank filled with fish and a spout of water pouring in.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - large net cover tank filled with fish and water.)

DEPENDING UPON THE SEASON, THE TANKS COULD CONTAIN: CHINOOK, CHUM, COHO, OR PINK SALMON; SEARUN CUTTHROAT, OR STEELHEAD TROUT

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - interior of dome covered tank, lots of fish.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - interior of dome covered tank, lots of fish.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - exterior of several dome covered tanks.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - exterior of several dome covered tanks.)

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - wooden viewing stand at waters edge.)
CHAPMAN CREEK IS AN IDEAL PLACE FOR; RELEASING, OR CATCHING RETUNING, FISH
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of sign on side of viewing stand.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of sign on side of viewing stands.)

(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of sign on side of viewing stand.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of sign on side of viewing stand.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - looking down from stand at tree shadowed water.)
CHAPMAN CREEK
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - looking down from stand at tree the shadowed water of Chapman Cr..)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of sign on side of viewing stand.)
(Chapman Cr. Hatchery - Sechelt, B. C. Canada - close up of sign on side of viewing stand.)

My thanks to Landyn for taking time from his busy schedule to guide me through their operation.

For further information contact;
The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society

  • Ph. – (604) 885-4136
  • Fx. – (604) 888-4176
  • Mail – 4381 Parkway Dr. V0N 3A1
  • E – info@scsalmon.org
  • URL – www.scsalmon.org

    Chapman Cr. Hatchery is sponsored by; B. C. Hydro, D. F. O., Gibson's Rotary Club, Howe Sound Pulp & Paper, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Shell Environment Fund, the Businesses, and Residents, of the Sunshine Coast, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, and the Vancouver Foundation.

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