Ethics, economics collide in Canada’s seafood sector, Business in Vancouver, South China Morning Post

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Read the full story at SCMP.com.   “Suppliers who boycott unsustainable seafood contend with less-conscientious competition Another option for consumers who want to be as sustainable as possible is to become a member of community-supported fisheries such as Vancouver’s Skipper Otto’s. That company gets members to pre-purchase a share of one of about 30 British Columbian

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‘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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Vancouver community fishery helps independent fishermen thrive, by Wanyee Li for Metro

Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery featured in Metro News.

Read the full story at Metro. “A community-fishing enterprise in Vancouver has grown so popular the founders are planning to build two of their own processing plants. Sonia Strobel and her husband, Shaun, started Skipper Otto’s Community-Supported Fishery in 2008 after they realized Shaun could not make a living as a fisherman on his own. The

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Canadian fishermen’s cooperative plans processing plant in Vancouver, Undercurrent News

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Read the full story at Undercurrent News. “Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery, which directly sells its produce to Canadian consumers, plans to build a processing plant at False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf in a suburb of Vancouver. The cooperative is in talks with local authorities to use federal land for the plant and is trying to

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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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B.C. a mecca for social enterprise, Sauder study finds, by Randy Shore for the Vancouver Sun

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Read the full story at the Vancouver Sun. “Growth in the social enterprise sector is dramatically outpacing that of the larger B.C. economy, according to a new study released by the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. ‘I’m in a social enterprise because I believe that when there is something broken in the

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Three B.C. women among first recipients campaign helping female entrepreneurs by Brian Morton for the Vancouver Sun

Read the full article at The Vancouver Sun. “Five Canadian female entrepreneurs, including three from British Columbia, have been named the first recipients of Radical Generosity, a grassroots campaign aimed at transforming how female entrepreneurs are funded and supported . . .The three B.C. entrepreneurs are Toni Desrosiers, Abeego Designs, Inc., which makes a natural

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