News From the Top Deck


Thanksgiving is a holiday all about friends, family, comfort, and food. Although turkey may be the known as the staple at the Thanksgiving table, there are plenty of delicious seafood meal options ready to take center-stage. For those who aren’t really into cooking a whole turkey for the extended family, consider this recipe by Chef … Continued

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The Dark Side of Fishing in High Seas

September 24, 2019

Knowing where your food comes from nowadays is commonplace. We know exactly where it’s harvested, whether we source our pork from Abbotsford or our strawberries from California. Yet for some reason, “the ocean,” is a good enough answer for most people when we talk about seafood sourcing, and this blissful ignorance is what perpetuates some … Continued

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Sablefish with Cranberries, Cashews, and Cauliflower

August 28, 2019

We’re so excited to have sablefish available to our members! Packed with omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B6 and B12, as well as magnesium, they provide an easy way to get lots of nutrients into your diet. Sablefish are often considered one of the tastiest fish on the BC west coast alongside salmon, halibut, and … Continued

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Getting Chummy – How We Grade Our Chum Salmon

August 20, 2019

Would you believe that these three fish are all the same species of salmon? They are all at different phases of spawning, but they’re all Oncorhynchus keta, better known as chum salmon! In a year where chum is one of the most abundant salmon species, we thought we’d help our readers learn to appreciate the value of chum salmon at every phase … Continued

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Welcome Celine!

June 28, 2019

Introducing Celine, Skipper Otto’s Member Services and Communications Specialist! We’re excited to officially introduce you to your Member Services and Communications Specialist, Celine Terfloth! If you’ve phoned or emailed us since January, you may have already had the pleasure of interacting with Celine. Either way, we wanted to formally welcome her to our small and … Continued

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It’s the International Year of the Salmon! That means this is a year to celebrate this truly miraculous creature! Salmon are an integral part of the fabric of society in BC, bringing enormous cultural, social, economic, nutritional, and environmental value to this place. Salmon face many threats in our modern world, but humans have coexisted … Continued

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The Impact of Your 2019 Membership

June 19, 2019

If you follow us on social media, you may already know that we exceeded our goal of signing up 2800 members for our ten-year anniversary. We are grateful to every single one of our returning members, and we’re delighted to welcome our brand-new members into the Skipper Otto family. This commitment from all of you … Continued

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Salmon Gillnetting is Open!

June 14, 2019

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has just announced the first sockeye salmon gillnet openings of the year. Starting June 17th, three of our fishermen, Barry Marcotte, Inge Noringseth and Dean MacDonald, will hit the seas! They will be fishing Nass Sockeye north of Prince Rupert and will be heading out to set their nets … Continued

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Octopus Recipe from Ned Bell

June 10, 2019

Now that Scott and Karen’s delicious octopus is in the store, we knew that you would need an awesome octopus recipe! We’ve helped you with the first part of the recipe – tenderizing the octopus by flash freezing it. Now, all you need to worry about is having the ingredients ready and following the instructions from our … Continued

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Meet the Lincezs & Their Famous Spot Prawns!

June 7, 2019

Our beloved fishing family, Scott and Karen Lincez, are famous for their exquisite spot prawns and shrimp. Scott is a first-generation fisherman who has fished for 33 years (and counting!). We wanted to share their story and why the current fishing industry fails families like theirs. Preparing for prawning Scott and Karen Lincez are based … Continued

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Tara

Member since 2018

"I grew up on the west coast, daughter of an independent processor in the Alaskan fisheries. When I moved to Toronto 6 years ago I'd have my parents ship seafood to me from BC. So glad we have easier access to sustainable fisheries! "