News From the Top Deck


In times of crisis like this, uncertainty is the new norm. We’re fearful and anxious about what lies ahead and what we should do next. But a few things have become abundantly clear to me in the last two weeks: the importance of robust, local food systems, and the importance of community. These two values … Continued

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Kelp Brownie Recipe from Ned Bell

March 13, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Skipper Otto is adding kelp to our selection of delicious seafood products! Kelp is a great complementary addition to our collection, and sea veggies are so good for you. We’re so excited to provide our members with sustainably sourced kelp from Haida Gwaii. Dafne Romero, your new kelp harvester (or … Continued

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Know Your Kelp Harvester: Dafne Romero

February 21, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Skipper Otto is adding kelp to our selection of delicious seafood products! Kelp is a great complementary addition to our collection, and sea veggies are so good for you. We’re so excited to provide our members with sustainably sourced kelp from Haida Gwaii. We’re even happier to report that we’re … Continued

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Introducing CultivatR!

February 18, 2020

Know your fisherman, and now, your delivery driver! We’re excited to introduce CultivatR to the Skipper Otto family! Our Calgary members now have the option of choosing to get their Skipper Otto orders delivered right to their door through CultivatR! CultivatR provides it’s Calgary customers with the opportunity to make ethical, economical, and nutritious choices, with … Continued

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5 Recipes to Elevate Your Date Night

February 13, 2020

With Valentine’s Day coming up, use this special opportunity to show your love through food. From shrimp to scallops to salmon, take your pick from these delicious recipes and spoil your loved ones with a seafood feast! Butter and Wine Shrimp Recipe Though it sounds fancy, this recipe is really quick and easy. Along with … Continued

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Chum salmon, also known as keta, can be very difficult to tell apart from sockeye when ocean caught. The flesh of a chum can vary from red to pink and has a smooth, delicate flavour with a bit less oil than other salmon species. Its lower fat content and milder flavour means chum is well-suited … Continued

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Happy Hour Halibut

January 8, 2020

There are plenty of ways to prepare halibut –grilled, fried, baked, roasted, or poached in sauce. With a medium-texture, halibut can hold up to richer sauces and ingredients – and wine too! Halibut pairs excellently with medium-bodied whites with high aromatics and rich full-bodied whites aged in oak. Try out these three halibut recipes and … Continued

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Interview With Bruce, Pilar & Rex Martinelli!

January 7, 2020

Bruce, Pilar and Rex Martinelli are back for an interview to talk lingcod and tuna fishing, favourite recipes, family life on and off board, and why they love working with Skipper Otto. If you missed their last story, Pilar writes to us about having their toddler, Rex, on board, the link to that story is … Continued

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Meet Your Mussel Grower, Paul Simpson

December 4, 2019

I first met Paul, the founder of Saltspring Island Mussels at his home on Salt Spring Island in December 2018 while visiting longtime members Gary and Radha who just happen to be Paul’s next door neighbours. Paul was a gracious host, inviting me into his kitchen where we talked for hours about fishing and the … Continued

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Thawing Shrimp with Roe

November 29, 2019

Skipper Otto members! We have wild shrimp available in store for you! These shrimp have a sweet, delicate flavour and a firm texture. Our shrimp and prawns are packed in sea water immediately after being caught and flash-frozen, preserving that same-day catch freshness! To thaw them, simply dump the block of ice and shrimp or … Continued

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Jamie

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"We love knowing that our fish is fresh and ethically caught, are are even happier knowing exactly WHO caught the pieces we are are enjoying and where they were fished from…"