News From the Top Deck

Chefs for Oceans is a journey across Canada in support of sustainable seafood. On July 1st Chef Ned Bell will embark on a journey to raise awareness for sustainable seafood in Canada. Starting in St. John’s Newfoundland, Chef Bell, will cycle between 140km and 200km a day, stopping in major cities along the way to … Continued


Workshop Update

June 13, 2014

We’re super excited about receiving a grant through UBC Community Learning that is allowing us to put on workshops and open kitchens this summer. It has been an amazing experience to learn all the ins and outs of planning and running seafood workshops, and to experiment with different classes and kitchens. We planned an early … Continued


Knowing Your Fisherman Is a Life Saving Benefit!

June 11, 2014

One of the benefits of being a member of our Skipper Otto’s CSF is knowing exactly which fisherman caught your seafood, when and where, and by using sustainable fishing practices. Making sure that these practices continue to exist can save not only your life as consumers of premium seafood, but also the lives of innocent … Continued


We Are Fortunate and Proud to Have a Tale for Our Every Fish!

June 6, 2014

Skipper Otto’s Fishing Family is coming to the close of an amazing first week of June, sprinkled with the stories of how your fisherman Shaun brought the first sockeye  and spring salmon of the 2014 fishing season all the way from Barkley Sound, in the Pacific Rim Reserve. After starting the week with a little bit … Continued


Musings of a fisherman’s wife on the start of a new season

June 3, 2014

I’ve been married to a fisherman for nearly 12 years now and there’s one thing I’ve noticed about this time of year in fishing families: it’s the excitement. The Fishermen’s Wharf is electric with the excitement of the start of a new fishing season.  Fork lifts are whizzing everywhere in a wharf that was dormant … Continued


Let’s start our week and summer with good news on the health of our oceans, four years on from the damaged caused by the Tōhoku earthquake and resulting tsunami on the Fukushima nuclear power plant. We researched the latest on the topic because we want our members to know that the Canadian West Coast and Alaska … Continued


Your Fisherman Shaun shares his CSF experience with Foodtank!

May 30, 2014

“We make ourselves accountable to the people that buy our sustainable fish. We can look our customers in the eye and tell them, this is what I fished, where I fished!” says Shaun Strobel talking to the Foodtank about the invigorating feeling Skipper Otto’s CSF gets from connecting consumers directly to fishermen. Right before setting … Continued


We Are Extending Our Vancouver Sign-up Deadline!

May 30, 2014

As a one time opportunity only our fishing family has decided to extend this year’s member sign-up deadline by one week, until June 7th, 2014! You are a part of our fishing family and you know that our CSF is growing and in 2014 we made the strategic decision to support a larger number of … Continued


Some important notes about how Vancouver pick-ups will work for the 2014 season

May 29, 2014

Hello Vancouver members! We are very excited to start another season! We took your comments and suggestions from last season very seriously, and have updated our pick-up and online ordering system to make it more streamlined. See below for details: ·      You will receive an email whenever you have the opportunity to pick up fresh … Continued


Seafood Delight instead of Seafood Fraud!

May 27, 2014

What if you could have a delicious and healthy seafood dinner, without worrying about where your fish comes from, how it was caught or even if it’s really wild salmon that you’re barbequing? In an industry where one in three fish sold in restaurants or stores is mislabeled, our Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery cuts … Continued


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