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We love poke bowls because they’re easy, adaptable, and seafood is undeniably the star of the dish – especially in this soy-ginger chinook salmon poke bowl! Chinook salmon – also sometimes called king salmon – is a favourite of our members thanks to its moist and velvety texture and rich flavour. In this recipe we’ve … Continued

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Swimming Scallops Recipe Round-Up!

January 20, 2022

Melissa and Joel fish for two species of wild BC scallops: pink and spiny, (commonly known as “swimming scallops”) and they are quite different from farmed bay scallops or sea scallops you might be used to seeing! Contrary to most scallops that must be shucked, these pink and spiny scallops can be eaten whole, just … Continued

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Meet Bretton Hills, your frozen oyster harvester!

January 5, 2022

We’re absolutely thrilled to introduce you to your newest oyster harvester, Bretton Hills! Coming from a background in food security consulting, Bretton had always wanted to work at the forefront of the regenerative food movement. A few years ago, she decided it was time to quit her consulting job, take some business courses, and get … Continued

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Our Accomplishments This Year (So Far!)

November 5, 2021

Between some brand new products, new pick-up locations, and Sonia’s work as an advocate for fair policy change, we’re incredibly proud of what we accomplished this year at Skipper Otto! Some Highlights… Back in March, we started offering Arctic char to our members, which marked a big first for Skipper Otto: supporting a fishing family … Continued

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What is Economic Opportunity Fishing?

September 21, 2021

We didn’t know much about Economic Opportunity Fisheries before we began working closely with more Tseshaht and Hupacasath fishers this summer, but we learned so much this year and we’re eager to share it all with you! Economic Opportunity fisheries are intended to enable Indigenous fishers to achieve economic self-sufficiency through licensed sales of their … Continued

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We often have fresh Dungeness crab pick-ups at Fishermen’s Wharf for our members in Vancouver. Randy Kitagawa, your crab fisher (his stepson, Matt, is pictured above), and his crew normally set their crab traps for a few days before the pick-up, then pull them out of the water on Thursday morning. Then they’ll catch a … Continued

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Seafood Recipe Round-Up: Summer 2021

July 27, 2021

It’s Our Summer Seafood Recipe Round-Up! As you might expect, the Skipper Otto team ends up cooking and eating a lot of seafood. You might even say we’re experts on what makes a fantastic seafood recipe. We thought we’d share some of the recipes we’re loving this month so you can take advantage of our … Continued

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Meet Truong Le Nguyen, Our Newest Prawner!

June 30, 2021

Meet Truong Le Nguyen, our newest prawner! This past season he fished along the central coast of BC, tailing and freezing his prawn catch for our members. Originally from Vietnam, Truong was one of the first boat people (refugees who fled Vietnam after the war) to land in the Philippines, and he was sponsored to … Continued

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Summer Shellfish Super Stars

June 14, 2021

By Emily De Sousa @seasidewithemily  BBQ Swimming Scallops  Swimming scallops had me scratching my head the first time I ever ordered them from Skipper Otto, but now they’re a staple in my house. They’re a fan-favourite among my family and friends, especially in the summer months when I grill them on the BBQ using this recipe.   Making swimming scallops … Continued

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What Seaspiracy Got Right, And What It Missed.

April 1, 2021

There’s been a lot of talk about Seaspiracy, a new Netflix documentary, where stories behind the industrial fishing industry are exposed. A few members have reached out to us to voice their concerns about Seaspiracy, and we totally understand – the Skipper Otto team was also disturbed by the film! The truth is, the realities … Continued

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Jacqueline

Member since 2017

"Love the people, love the concept and really love the fish. Long live Skipper Otto!!"