‘Largest’ recorded chum salmon run: 2 million fish overload nets, burden boats, By Yvette Brend, CBC News

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Read the full story at CBC.ca. ‘I knew guys that were having nets starting to sink there were so many extra fish’ “Record numbers of chum salmon — two million fish — returned to B.C’s West Coast this year, bringing good news for fishermen fatigued by word of record lows of Fraser River sockeye. “We’ve had

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Canada’s RadicalGenerosity funding model gears up for global expansion, by Denise Deveau, Financial Post

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Read the full story at the Financial Post. “40% Growth A homegrown funding program, which helped five female entrepreneurs achieve about 30 per cent revenue growth in its first year, was so successful the initiative is doubling its size in Canada and being rolled out internationally. Vancouver-based Sonia Strobel, managing director of Skipper Otto’s Community Supported

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Fish processing plant planned for False Creek as community supported fisheries grow, By Chad Pawson for CBC News

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Read the full story at CBC News British Columbia. “Direct-to-consumer model working so well, independent fishermen now need own cutting space Shaun and Sonia Strobel founded Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery in 2008 as a way for Otto Strobel — Shaun’s father — to keep fishing independently at a time when it was becoming increasingly more difficult

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A taste of what’s to come: Food and drink trends to watch out for in 2016, by Nikki Bayley for the Globe and Mail

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Read the full story at the Globe and Mail. “Sustainable seafood tastes even better when served with a side of social justice. Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) cut out the middleman, working directly with small-scale, low-impact fishermen. Members buy shares before the season starts, allowing the CSF to guarantee a stable, fair price. Fishermen don’t have

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Skipper Otto’s is hiring!

Help us find the next amazing member of the Skipper Otto’s family! At Skipper Otto’s, we have an incredible, lean, strong, supportive team of hard-working, fun-loving, creative problem-solving, values-aligned change-makers. We value people, communities, and environmental and social justice and together we are transforming the seafood system and creating a better world! It doesn’t happen

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New Distribution Model Helps Fishery Business Expand Beyond B.C. Borders, by James Tansey for The Globe and Mail

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Read the full story at The Globe and Mail. “Just over a year ago, Sonia and Shaun Strobel decided to expand their community supported fisheries business, Skipper Otto’s, beyond British Columbia’s borders. Unofficially, they were already there. The business had ballooned from 40 people buying fish from a locker on Granville Island to more than

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