News From the Top Deck


Survey reminder

October 7, 2013

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Just a friendly reminder that you have until Wednesday October 9th to complete our 10 question survey and get entered into our harbour cruize/sustainable seafood good bag prize draw. Click here to fill out the survey Thanks to all those who already responded. Looking forward to your feedback, and improving the CSF for next year!

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CSF’s in National Geographic

October 7, 2013

Check out this great National Geographic article about CSF’s and other examples of seafood entrepreneurship in the United States. Our Alaskan friends at the Copper River Wild Salmon Company are starting up a local processing plant. Their nonprofit facility will enable local fishermen to have control over the processing, labeling, and distribution of their high quality … Continued

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Fill out our survey for a chance to win a harbour cruise/seafood prize!

October 2, 2013

END-OF-SEASON SURVEY We are so grateful to all of you for supporting us over these past 5 years as we dreamed-up, implemented, and grew Canada’s first CSF in something that now supports  10 independent fishermen, countless other independent small businesses, and feeds hundreds of families! We have experienced many growing pains over the years and learned … Continued

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Fishermen and Farmer’s in the same boat

September 19, 2013

The current price paid for food production is not enough to support farming or sustainable fishing families, or those who work for them. While the costs for participating in both livelihoods go up, the amount both small-scale farmers and fishermen make continues to decrease. Carving out a living is becoming more and more difficult. Not … Continued

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Update on Fishing

September 6, 2013

Otto is back up on the water, but unfortunately, it wasn’t a great week for fishing. He is waiting for announcements for next week and is madly hoping to catch something to bring down for a final fresh fish pick-up before the “Meet your Fisherman” BBQ on Sunday September 15th

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Thank-you members! Your support this season made it possible for us to provide small-scale fishermen with a fair price for their catch. Our full-time fishermen made approximately $32,000 this summer. If they had been selling those same fish at the prices set by big businesses, they would have only made $24,000. That’s an $8,000 difference! … Continued

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Fukushima – should we be worried?

August 29, 2013

How worried should we be about the Fukushima radiation that is still leaking uncontrollably? There are still a lot of unknowns, but things look good for Pacific Salmon. Unfortunately, things are not looking so hot for tuna, and seafood imported from Japan is not a good idea. However, experts say that the radiation from eating … Continued

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Adventures in Smoking

August 20, 2013

One of our members, Dave, shared some great photos with us of his most recent smoker adventure. Thanks Dave! Whole Fish Fillets Marinating Chillin’ You want pellicles (shiny, sticky layer) to form on the surface. Cool using a fan to speed up the process     Top view Wood Chips All done, yum!  

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The local food movement is growing and fish needs to be part of that movement

August 19, 2013

Interesting article on why ecolabels aren’t enough when it comes to buying seafood. As the fishing industry consolidates, our local fishermen are struggling to make a living.  I want to support local fishermen because they are the best stewards of the oceans they fish in. They want healthy fish populations and healthy oceans because they … Continued

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Sea life relocating fast in response to climate change

August 19, 2013

Interesting CBC article on the effects of climate change on sea-life. Marine life is moving towards the poles at a much faster rate than terrestrial species and this could lead to mixing of species that has never occurred before. It appears that Pacific Salmon will be negatively affected by these changes

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Lynne

Member since 2018

"I noticed the little note you put into my order. That is an amazing piece of business!! Thank you for this kindness and for the excellent product I've been picking up at Jardins St-Leon in Winnipeg. All success to all the fisher families. I look forward to next year's haul!"