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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 sidestripe 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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Chinook Salmon Recipes

November 20, 2019

Chinook salmon is considered by many to be the premium of the salmon bunch. With the highest oil content and most velvety-rich, large and tender-flaked texture of all the salmon, it’s no surprise chinook salmon are also known as kings! Not only is this fish delicious, it’s also super versatile! Add some chinook to your … Continued

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10 Easy Halibut Recipes

November 13, 2019

Having premium quality seafood at home makes dinner easy! There are plenty of ways to prepare halibut –grilled, fried, baked, or poached in sauce. Other than its incredible texture and taste, it’s also super healthy (depending on how much butter you decide to cook it in…!) Here are ten creative and easy recipes with wild … Continued

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5 Great Tuna Recipes

November 5, 2019

Having premium quality seafood makes supper a cinch! Tuna is inexpensive, easy to digest, and packed with vitamins and protein. Here are 5 creative tuna recipes to liven up your meals on a busy day. Seared Albacore Tuna Recipe Take a look at this Skipper Otto Seared Albacore Tuna recipe video! Our albacore tuna is … Continued

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Eating With the Ecosystem At Skipper Otto, one of our guiding principles is eating with the ecosystem. This means matching our seafood consumption with the rhythms of the ocean and respecting the seasonality of each species of seafood. It also ensures we are not putting undue pressure on a single sought-after species. The 2019 Fishing … Continued

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Celebrating 10 Years of Member Pride

October 22, 2019

Skipper Otto has been connecting members to their fishermen for over 10 years now, and the amount of support over the years has been phenomenal. In just 10 years, our family has grown from only 40 members to 2827! As our family grows, our connection to our seafood only grows closer. More member support has … Continued

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Looking Back on 2019 with Skipper Otto

October 21, 2019

It’s been a spectacular year here at Skipper Otto for our 10th anniversary season! As fishing wraps up for the season, I find myself looking back on 2019 with enormous pride at all we accomplished this year and over the past decade. Thank you for being part of this incredible ground-swell of support for BC’s … Continued

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A Seafood Spin for the Thanksgiving Table

October 9, 2019

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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