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At the end of the first Nass sockeye salmon gillnet opening this week, Barry Marcotte invited our friend and fellow-fisherman, Chelsey Ellis down to the boat in Prince Rupert for a good old fish fry. Chelsey very kindly took photos and shared Barry’s recipe with us. Here is what she had to say! “I had … Continued

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Roasted Salmon with Tarragon & Butter

May 30, 2017

Our simple seafood suppers will help you make quick, delicious, and nutritious meals. This roasted salmon recipe uses a few simple ingredients and tastes incredible. Along with the recipe, we show you how salmon should look when it’s perfectly cooked. Choose sustainable seafood – it’s great for your family’s health, the environment, and helps fishing … Continued

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You should join the best co-op in Vancouver By Bob Kronbauer, Vancouver Is Awesome

May 29, 2017

Read the full story at Vancouver Is Awesome. “One year ago today I put $300 into a seafood co-op called Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery, after a recommendation by my friend Chad Brealey (host of the food show Salt, Fresh & Field). The idea is a bit like going in on a cow with friends and filling your … Continued

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Chipped Lingcod Recipe

May 18, 2017

Chipped lingcod another easy-to-make, family-friendly recipe in our line of “Simple Seafood Suppers.” Using a small portion of potato-chips makes this dish seem like a decadent treat while providing great nutrients that improve brain power. Our lingcod is sustainably caught and selected carefully by our fishermen, who are paid fair wages right here in British Columbia.   … Continued

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Growing Up Fishing Part 2

May 4, 2017

In a previous entry I described my childhood trips up the BC coast to the once numerous commercial fishing camps of the mid-coast inlets. For this post, I want to describe what it was actually like to fish an opening as a kid in the summer of 1977. On Saturdays the fishermen would usually help … Continued

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Every year in spring, we put together our best predictions for the fishing season, what we expect to be catching and when we expect to have it available to our members. By this time of year, we have heard the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ predictions, read scientific reports, listened to traditional wisdom, and spoken … Continued

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Salmon Shoyu Poke

April 4, 2017

Seafood-based suppers are some of of the simplest, most nutritious meals you can make! But many people don’t eat as much fish as they should because they aren’t sure how to prepare it. If you’re looking for easy recipes to help you include more seafood in your diet in simple, healthy ways, look no further! … Continued

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Eating Fish Really IS Good For Your Brain

March 30, 2017

Many of our members say they’ve noticed they eat more sustainable seafood since becoming Skipper Otto’s members and we applaud you for making healthy choices for you and the friends and family you feed. It’s not just an old wives tale — eating fish at least once a week actually does thicken your brain and … Continued

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Growing Up Fishing, part 1

February 3, 2017

This is the first in a series of blog posts by Skipper Otto’s co-founder, Shaun Strobel, about his experience growing up fishing on the BC coast with his dad, Otto. Stay tuned for further instalments in the series! The 2017 fishing season will mark forty years since the first summer I spent gillnetting for salmon with … Continued

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Top 15 Sustainable Initiatives in British Columbia, L’Autre Couleur by Emie-Claude Lamoureux

December 2, 2016

Read the full story at L’Autre Couleur. “British Columbia is home to so many sustainable companies, organizations, influencers and movements. It was quite difficult to choose our Top 15 Sustainable Initiatives in British Columbia! After reviewing various mission statements, strategies and developments, we are happy to feature these amazing sustainable initiatives that are improving, protecting and … Continued

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Leah

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"The fish and seafood are amazingly fresh and it feels great to be part of a local fishing community living in the city! You won't be sorry you joined."