News From the Top Deck


Every year, the spot prawn season opens in BC for just 40 days in May and early June. Spot prawns are on everyone’s mind and in the news during the lead up. Festivals take place at the Fishermen’s Wharf and at restaurants all over the city to celebrate the brief availability of these local delicacies. … Continued

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Meet your Prawner, Scott Lincez

May 3, 2016

We’re pleased to introduce you to Scott Lincez, your prawner and shrimper! Scott is a first generation fisherman who has been fishing for over 30 years. He raised his 6 daughters near Qualicum BC where he has done just about every type of fishing you can imagine: seining, crabbing, herring, you name it. More recently, … Continued

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Red King Crab: A BC Fisherman’s Best Kept Secret

April 27, 2016

Ever had BC red king crab? Neither had we! Until our crabbers Duncan Cameron and Sarah Clarke began catching them off Prince Rupert last week, we didn’t even know there was a commercial red king crab fishery in BC. King crab are well known and aptly named as the king of all crab species. They … Continued

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The Shape of the Season: 2016 Predictions

April 5, 2016

The 2016 CSF fishing season is nearly upon us! After weeks of chatting with our fishermen and awaiting Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) predictions, we’re excited to tell you a bit about what you can expect this fishing season and when you might start receiving this year’s bounty of seafood! May: Spot Prawns:  The … Continued

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How Five Socially Driven, Women-led Firms Got Some Radical Generosity by Rick Spence for the Financial Post

March 17, 2016

Rick Spence | March 17, 2016 4:39 PM ET “Vicky Saunders, founder of SheEO, has been an entrepreneur and change agent for two decades . . . Along the way [she] says she has used just about every financing tool there is . . . And she’s found them all lacking . . . Where, … Continued

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(This is a guest post by one of our fisherman, Ivan Askgaard, as he reflected on the herring seine fishery currently going on in BC.) The aluminum purse seiner in front of the red one in this photo taken last week at Steveston waits to unload a hold full of herring. At this time of … Continued

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The Life of A Fishing Family During the Herring Spawn

March 13, 2016

Every year in early March, Shaun heads out herring roe fishing with Stewart, James, and a number of other fishermen from the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf. It has always seemed like a pretty crazy, unpredictable fishery to me. The weather is usually dramatic with gales, heavy rain, hail, and then sometimes, beautiful sun. Such is … Continued

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What do I do with a live oyster?

March 9, 2016

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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Love the ugly oysters

March 9, 2016

  Not all oysters are loved by the marketplace. They are normally judged by the shape and size of their shells. But real life is messier than that. Sometimes they grow together in a small clump or their shells grow into funny shapes. But the meat inside these misshapen shells is still the same creamy, … Continued

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Now Offering Oysters!

March 9, 2016

We’re so excited to introduce you to Delia Becker and Scott Rempel, part of a community of shellfish growers on Cortes Island, BC. We’ve spent close to a year getting to know Delia, Scott, their shellfish, and the local shellfish industry, and we are so pleased that we’ve finally found a way to offer live, … Continued

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