News From the Top Deck


A while ago, I shared with you some of my reflections after a month of active listening on the topic of Indigenous/ non-Indigenous fishing relations. Little did I know, that work would shape the year ahead in profound ways, helping us articulate the purpose and vision of Skipper Otto, and guiding our everyday decision-making. And … Continued

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Ordering Your Fresh Mussels

July 28, 2022

We offer fresh mussels to our members in Metro Vancouver every two weeks. These mussels are for pre-order and sold by the pound, which we suggest as one serving size if mussels are your main course (though real mussel lovers might be able to take on 1.5-2lbs by themselves!) Read more about your mussel grower, … Continued

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Alexa’s Albacore Tuna Poke Bowl

July 27, 2022

With weather like this, it’s so much easier to open the freezer and pull out a loin of Skipper Otto tuna, or even sockeye salmon. Sometimes it’s just too hot to cook! Our Operations Manager Alexa had this exact thought last week, and ended up with an incredible tuna poke bowl for dinner. Her recipe … Continued

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Cedar Plank Sockeye

July 26, 2022

Cedar plank salmon is one of the easiest ways to spruce up a salmon fillet, and it’s easier than you might think! Special equipment Cedar plank: available in the BBQ section of any hardware store, or source one yourself (just make sure it’s untreated) BBQ (or a cooking fire!) Ingredients 1 full side sockeye fillet … Continued

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Coconutty Mussels with Ginger, Lemongrass, Chili, and Cilantro on Rice Noodles

June 26, 2022

Perhaps it’s time to branch out of your bread-with-a-side-of-mussels steamed in wine? Or maybe this recipe alone will convince you that you’re ready to switch things up! This recipe from Serious Eats, tried and tested by a few members of the Skipper Otto team, is SO easy and quick, SO delicious, and will pair perfectly with … Continued

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The best day on a fishing boat includes sunshine, flat calm seas, and abundant fish. We were so lucky to experience one of those glorious days this time around. So glorious that we had the deck freezers full by 3PM. In all my years of fishing (a total of 8), this was a first. With … Continued

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Seasoned Rookies

June 8, 2022

Pilar Martinelli’s annual lingcod fishing stories are here! This is her fourth year fishing with a toddler on board, alongside her husband Bruce, and the rest of his crew on their 50′ troller, Tantrum No. 1. The challenges of being a mom aboard a fishing vessel never seem to hinder Pilar’s creativity and sense of … Continued

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Eldorado is Back!

June 6, 2022

Guess what? This old salmon gillnetter, Eldorado, is back in the family! Why so excited, you might ask? I mean, let’s be clear: to say she’s rustic is an understatement. She’s definitely no pleasure boat. There are a couple of bunks, a sink, a little fridge and a stove. If you want to shower, you’ll … Continued

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Sampling Darryl and Angutimarik’s Arctic Char

May 20, 2022

Our latest batch of Arctic char was a special one, hailing all the way from Kannak Lake and Tubliniq Lake in Nunavut. You see, the char in these lakes can only be fished by harvesters holding a special experimental license. Very little data exists on the char populations in these two lakes, but Project Nunavut (the non-profit we work with to get our … Continued

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Grilled Fish Tacos

May 17, 2022

These grilled fish tacos are a great recipe to add to your rotation in the warmer months. Soft tortillas are topped with seasoned, grilled white fish, and two flavourful salsas for a quick and delicious meal the whole family will love. You can make these with any flaky white fish, like halibut, any species of … Continued

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