News From the Top Deck


A Day at the Wharf

September 23, 2022

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I truly believe that when you create space for a diversity of voices to be heard, that’s when really beautiful collaboration and co-creation happen. This is our theory of change in action: it is through active listening and creating opportunities for voices to be heard that, together,  we build a just and equitable seafood system. … Continued

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Active Listening in Action

August 15, 2022

A while ago, I shared with you some of my reflections after a month of active listening on the topic of Indigenous/ non-Indigenous fishing relations. Little did I know, that work would shape the year ahead in profound ways, helping us articulate the purpose and vision of Skipper Otto, and guiding our everyday decision-making. And … Continued

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Eldorado is Back!

June 6, 2022

Guess what? This old salmon gillnetter, Eldorado, is back in the family! Why so excited, you might ask? I mean, let’s be clear: to say she’s rustic is an understatement. She’s definitely no pleasure boat. There are a couple of bunks, a sink, a little fridge and a stove. If you want to shower, you’ll … Continued

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Looking Back at the Three Years Since our Pitch for the Purse Win

April 28, 2022

If you’ve followed us for a while, you may remember three years ago when I won the Forum’s Pitch for the Purse – a prestigious national business pitch competition. This week, the gala finale resumes in person and I am thrilled to return to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ballroom to watch this year’s finalists. This … Continued

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What’s Up With Canada’s Seafood Labelling Laws?

April 7, 2022

The Fight For Stricter Seafood Labelling Laws As you may already know, Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery is part of a group of seafood industry stakeholders and grocery chains calling for greater transparency in labelling seafood sold in Canada.  The group delivered a letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as part of their recent … Continued

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We’re thrilled to celebrate a wonderful victory today: the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans has just announced that prawn harvesters will be allowed to continue to tub and freeze their catch at sea for the foreseeable future. As you know (or, if you don’t, check out our blog from December!), nearly one year ago the Department … Continued

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The Fight for BC’s Spot Prawn Fishery Continues

December 15, 2021

Thank you for your help with putting pressure on the DFO to overturn their latest decision on spot prawn tubbing! Signing our petition is easy. You can also scroll down for any background info to get caught up! And if you aren’t familiar with what happened this year, you can watch this background video, or … Continued

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Meet Jocelyn Dick, Multi-Generational Tseshaht Fisher

September 28, 2021

Allow me to introduce you to my new friend, multi-generational Tseshaht fisher, Jocelyn Dick. I feel pretty darn lucky to be able to call her my friend. And I want to share with you how we got to know each other and how we came to welcome Jocelyn and 11 other new Tseshaht and Hupacasath … Continued

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation!

September 24, 2021

Thursday September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and it’s important to us at Skipper Otto that we close our business for the day to support everyone’s individual journey of reconciliation. Whether or not you have the day off, you may be considering ways to engage meaningfully with this new holiday. Below … Continued

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Salmon Traceability with Skipper Otto

August 1, 2021

We take pride in being able to tell you exactly who caught each piece of fish where, when, and how. And the nature of salmon gillnetting makes this an extra special challenge. But Skipper Otto is always up for the challenge to reinvent systems for justice and equity! So, I wanted to share with you … Continued

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