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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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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We Need Your Help to Save the Spot Prawn Season!

March 12, 2021

March 17, 2021 update: We (and more importantly, our fishing families) have been so overwhelmed by the support our members have shown by signing our petition and calling their MPs! The politicians are paying attention, but our work isn’t over just yet. Here is an update from Sonia:   As you’ve probably heard, our much-loved … Continued

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Introducing Darryl and Our Newest Menu Item: Arctic Char!

March 3, 2021

In the heart of the dark winter season, bright new flavours are on the way! Brought to us by snowmobile rather than boat, we are excited to introduce you to our newest fisherman, Darryl Siusangnark, and his delicious winter catch: wild-caught Arctic char from Naujaat, Nunavut! This marks a big first for Skipper Otto: supporting … Continued

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Kombu Dashi: How (And Why) You Should Make Kelp Broth

March 3, 2021

You’ve seen kelp on the beach, and maybe even tried some in your brownies, but have you ever tried kombu dashi? Not only is it healthy and packed full of nutrients, but it is also known for some incredible flavour-enhancing properties. Kombu has the unique ability to extract and boost the delicious flavours of other ingredients. What is Kombu Dashi?  Kombu is the Japanese word for dried kelp … Continued

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Have you ever tried any beer marinades for seafood? This should not come as a surprise to anyone, but the Skipper Otto team eats a lot of fish. A big reason we never tire of seafood meals is because it’s so easy to incorporate many other complimentary flavours into our seafood dishes. And by marinating … Continued

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Skipper Otto 2021 Seasonality Guide

February 8, 2021

Fishing is a difficult industry to plan, but we still like to have an idea of what to expect when! That’s why we do our best to predict what our fishing families will be catching, and when we expect it will be available for our members with our 2021 seasonality guide. Right now (February) it’s … Continued

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Fishing Family Perspective: Why Skipper Otto Works for Us

January 11, 2021

My name is Melissa Collier. My husband is a 4th generation fisherman, something that is rare these days. The fishing industry in the best of times is a hard, unpredictable and uncertain profession. It is getting harder and harder to make a living off fishing, and fisherman have to work more and more each year to do the … Continued

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What Do I Do With a Live Oyster?

January 9, 2021

Fresh BC oysters are not only a delicious treat, they are incredibly nutritious, have a low environmental impact, come straight out of our local waters, and are easy to prepare with a little knowledge and the right tools. Plus, when you get them directly from the oyster grower and shuck or prepare them yourself, you’ll … Continued

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Holiday Seafood Appetizers | Seafood Recipes

December 21, 2020

Even though we’ve had to say goodbye to parties this holiday season, we’re not letting that stop us from filling up on appetizers! We’ve collected some delicious seafood appetizer recipes that we know you’ll enjoy making with treats from your Skipper Otto order. You could even pick out some of these recipes to make virtually … Continued

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"The connection the CSF provides between fishers and fish eaters (like me) is a special one. It inspires me to see Skipper Otto’s CSF building relationships between urban seafood lovers, the fishers, and their communities. "