News From the Top Deck


Suffice it to say, this holiday season will be different from most! For many of us, this means that we won’t be engaging in our usual holiday traditions. But instead of being sad about that (okay, in addition to being sad about that), we’re going to take this opportunity to do some things a little … Continued

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Thanks For Your Support in 2020!

November 27, 2020

What a year 2020 was! I’m so proud and humbled by all our members, including those who joined for the first time ever, and those who have been with us for years. Our members came together to support fishing families and to create a better seafood system – one that works for people, communities, and … Continued

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Active Listening: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Perspectives on Canada’s Fisheries

November 25, 2020

When tensions in the Nova Scotia lobster fishery between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishermen erupted into violence last month, we all watched with dismay and fear, concerned for the safety and livelihoods of the Mi’kmaq fishermen. Like you, we worried about how a peaceful resolution would be found and what this conflict meant for Indigenous/ non-Indigenous … Continued

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Stories from the Sea: Adventures Gillnetting Chum Salmon with Doug Kostering

November 9, 2020

When you imagine life as a fisherman, it’s easy to picture an idyllic existence. One where it’s always sunny and clear and the seas are never rough.  Maybe this is because for a lot of us, our main interaction with fishing is as a recreational activity. But fishing for a living isn’t easy, and sometimes things … Continued

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Gillnetting – how it works

November 6, 2020

Ever wondered how Skipper Otto fishermen catch your fish? A lot of them (including Otto himself!) are gillnet fishermen. This means they use nets that lay vertically in the water like a fence. Lead weights at the bottom of the net and floating corks attached to the top of the net keep the net in place.  Fish swim into the net and get … Continued

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The great thing about fall cooking is all the fresh produce and fruit available, and the opportunity to make meals for both warm and cooler days! We’ve put together a variety of yummy fall seafood recipes to help you expand your repertoire this season. All of these recipes will be delicious with your Skipper Otto … Continued

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How to Cook Pink and Spiny Scallops

September 24, 2020

Even if you’re used to cooking and eating scallops at home, you’re probably not used to seeing them in the shell. You may not even know that what we usually refer to as a scallop – those little round white nuggets – are actually just part of the scallop. They are the scallop’s adductor muscle … Continued

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Nutrition Showdown: Farmed vs Wild Salmon

September 21, 2020

Our members make Skipper Otto the incredible community it is, and one of our very special members is holistic nutritionist, Melissa Evanson. Melissa has written a bunch of fantastic nutrition blogs for Skipper Otto before, including this one on fish vs fish oil, this one on shrimp and heart health, and this one about mercury … Continued

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How To Safely Handle & Store Your Seafood

September 8, 2020

Many people find seafood intimidating, from fears of overcooking, to the belief it has to be complicated, to the most common concern: how to safely handle and store your seafood. If you’re worried about storing and handling your seafood safely, check out these simple guidelines and you’ll feel like a seafood superstar in no time! … Continued

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Summer Salmon Recipes

August 18, 2020

Summer salmon is finally here! After a slower and later start to the season than normal, we’re excited to have some limited salmon in our online store for our members. To celebrate the salmon of our West Coast, we’ve gathered some incredible summer salmon recipes for you to try out in the last weeks of … Continued

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Lise

Member since 2018

"We’re truly pleased to be part of Skipper Otto’s community. Never before have we enjoyed such fresh seafood! That is, unless we caught the fish ourselves! :)"