Summerland – Hatchery

Good news from Summerland

The proposed development over the hatchery water source has been voted down

see link below

Banks Cres. voted down


From Jesse Zeman

  • The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC – is a private non-profit organization.
  •  the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC gets 100% of the fees generated from fishing licences to directly benefit recreational fisheries
  • Every dollar goes into recreational fishing including conservation initiatives, fish research, angler education programs, improving angler access, and the stocking program
  • The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation continues to receive 100% of the conservation surcharge revenue collected from angling licences to provide grants for fish conservation projects.


  • The Summerland Trout Hatchery is the Freshwater Fisheries society oldest facility and has been raising fish in its current location since 1928
  • The hatchery raises and releases one million fish into 300 lakes throughout the Thompson Okanagan Region a
  • Recreational fishing generates over $100 million annually in total economic impact for the Thompson Okanagan region, which issupported in large part by the lakes stocked by this hatchery.
  • The Summerland Trout Hatchery offers rod loans, educational tours, regularly participates in community events


  • Shaughnessy Spring
  • The Summerland Trout Hatchery has relied on the water from Shaughnessy Spring for its operations since the early 1900’s.
  • It is the hatchery’s sole water source, providing high quality water that requires no filtration or aeration.
  • The spring water flows by gravity
  • This water delivery system is very simple and easy to operate, with very little mechanization or electrical energy needs.
  • Summerland Trout Hatchery is entirely reliant on water quality and quantity from Shaughnessy Spring to maintain its operations.
  • Any threat that could impact the Spring, such as sloughing or prolonged periods of turbidity will have direct consequences on the fish we produce and the recreational fisheries around the region




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