News From the Top Deck


We say “fishing is unpredictable” a lot. Although we might know in theory when to expect a certain species, more often than not there is some complicating factor at play! Take for example, last year’s chinook salmon season.  Summer 2020 Chinook Surprise Last summer’s salmon season was disappointing for a lot of BC fishing families. Salmon … Continued

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Stories from the Sea: Adventures Gillnetting Chum Salmon with Doug Kostering

November 9, 2020

When you imagine life as a fisherman, it’s easy to picture an idyllic existence. One where it’s always sunny and clear and the seas are never rough.  Maybe this is because for a lot of us, our main interaction with fishing is as a recreational activity. But fishing for a living isn’t easy, and sometimes things … Continued

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Skipper Otto Supports BC Fishing Families

April 17, 2020

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on CTV about how our fishing families are handling the recent changes in the industry due to COVID-19, and while it is always great to see coverage of the issues that impact our fishing families, sound bites don’t really get into the nuance and detail, so I … Continued

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Getting to Know Your Sockeye Salmon

February 23, 2015

Shaun knows fish. Spending a couple of hours with Shaun at a pickup is like browsing an encyclopedia of BC fishing. If you don’t know Shaun Strobel, he and his wife Sonia co-founded Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery (CSF). Otto is Shaun’s dad and they both still fish for salmon every year along BC’s coast. … Continued

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