News From the Top Deck

Sonia wrote a blog post 3 weeks ago when I lost my prop and was towed into Port Alberni.  I was so grateful to James and his dad who helped me offload my fish, and trucked the fish to Vancouver for our members.  Because of their help, I got to spend the day fixing the … Continued


Crabbing time! How to handle these live delicacies

July 17, 2014

Live Dungeness crab is one of BC Coast’s seafood delights and your fisherman Stewart has been working hard at crabbing along the Sunshine Coast and English Bay. We want our Skipper Otto’s members to enjoy every last delicious morsel of crab you will be picking up throughout the season, so here are some quick tips … Continued


Seafood Recipe Contest! Deadline Extended

July 16, 2014

Deadline to enter has been extended to September 7th! Voting starts September 8th! Now that the season has kicked off we are excited to announce our first ever CSF Recipe Contest. We always have members asking us for new recipes, almost as often as we have members sharing the delicious meals they’ve made with our … Continued


Meet our friends: Eagle Creek Farms

July 14, 2014

What if you could pick up your guilt free sustainable seafood at the same time you get your chemical free local produce? Well if you are living in Calgary, now you can! We are pleased to announce that we will be providing our Tuesday and Thursday pick-up times in Calgary alongside Eagle Creek Farms this … Continued


A Confession

July 10, 2014

I have a confession to make.  One that is tough for a fisherman’s wife and fish-monger to make publicly. I used to HATE fish.  There.  I said it. I was born into a British-Austrian-Catholic family where fish was served on Fridays and was, generally speaking, some nameless, sourceless white fish, overcooked in the extreme, and … Continued


As he was fishing this Tuesday in the upper boundary of the Alberni Inlet in Barkley Sound, our fisherman Shaun came across several big size seiners, catching most of the daytime fish. The sight of these “neighbors” made us think of Skipper Otto’s CSF mission, to ensure that independent, small-scale, low impact fishermen receive a … Continued


Should you be concerned about Coho bycatch?

July 7, 2014

Photo Taken by Sam Beebe Last week I read an article about the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) decision to increase the allowed catch of endangered Coho salmon. Right from the start the article shamed the DFO for allowing such a big increase. It featured quotes from conservationists that were appalled, but there was … Continued


Practice filleting like a Pro!

July 2, 2014

As we celebrated the first fresh salmon ever sold at the Trout Lake Farmers’ Market, Skipper Otto’s own experienced home fish cutter Gordon Tilley demystified filleting a whole fish! Gordon also happens to be Sonia’s dad, proving that the love for fish runs deep in the extended Strobel family. In case you missed our filleting demos, … Continued


Skipper Otto’s Salmon now enjoyed by Halifax CSF members!

June 26, 2014

How often do you see wild BC sockeye salmon in Halifax?  Well, you’ll find it a little more easily now thanks to a partnership between Skipper Otto’s CSF in Vancouver, Hooked fish store in Toronto, and Off the Hook CSF in Halifax. Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery creates partnerships between small-scale, independent fishermen and thoughtful … Continued


Disaster Averted

June 24, 2014

Last week, when Shaun got home from fishing, he had a classic crazy fishing story that I just had to share. So.  They day of fishing had been going pretty well.  He had 75 sockeye on board already and time for another set.  He was running along the net checking for fish, put it in … Continued


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