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In our opinion, adding spot prawns to anything is cause for celebration, so this light and flavourful spinach, strawberry, and spot prawn salad recipe is deserving of it’s own holiday! For this salad, we’ve indicated spot prawns that are already cooked and peeled. If you’re making it with live prawns, you can use these tips. … Continued

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Is There Such a Thing as Sustainable Seafood?

April 29, 2022

Especially since the release of the film “Seaspiracy,” we’ve been seeing a lot more public awareness about the environmental impacts of fishing, and questions about the possibility of sustainable seafood. It’s certainly never been a secret that the global industrial seafood system is harming the marine ecosystem. Margins are thin, prices are unpredictable, and corporations … Continued

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Looking Back at the Three Years Since our Pitch for the Purse Win

April 28, 2022

If you’ve followed us for a while, you may remember three years ago when I won the Forum’s Pitch for the Purse – a prestigious national business pitch competition. This week, the gala finale resumes in person and I am thrilled to return to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ballroom to watch this year’s finalists. This … Continued

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Easy Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

April 14, 2022

We’re big fans of canned seafood. It’s portable, versatile, and it’s got a really long shelf life! If you’ve never had Skipper Otto canned salmon or tuna, it’s time to dive in –they’re nothing like the canned fish you’re used to. Most canned salmon you buy has had the oil pressed out of it (and … Continued

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What’s Up With Canada’s Seafood Labelling Laws?

April 7, 2022

The Fight For Stricter Seafood Labelling Laws As you may already know, Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery is part of a group of seafood industry stakeholders and grocery chains calling for greater transparency in labelling seafood sold in Canada.  The group delivered a letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as part of their recent … Continued

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Ahi tuna may get all the attention, with it’s vibrant red flesh, but we think our locally-caught albacore tuna really gives it a run for its money. Albacore tuna has a firm, meaty texture and a mild flavour that lends itself well to all kinds of pairings and preparations. Plus, it’s high in protein, omega-3 … Continued

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Kelp 101

April 1, 2022

Our kelp products have earned a name for themselves ever since we started offering kelp in 2020. They’re sustainable, healthy, hand-harvested by your kelper, Dafne Romero, in Haida Gwaii. In this blog you’ll learn more about our Wakame Flakes, Kombu Flakes, and Giant Kelp Mini Flakes. Read on for our “Kelp 101” including how each type … Continued

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Our 2022 Rockfish Sourcing Strategy

March 28, 2022

We put a lot of thought into deciding what species to offer our members every year. And we gather information every year from numerous sources to make sure all our offerings are coming from the most sustainable fisheries in BC. It’s where there is disagreement that we need to dig deeper to find more information … Continued

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BBQ Lemongrass Curry Salmon Wrapped in Kelp Recipe

March 18, 2022

Skipper Otto members enjoy the best wild coast salmon, halibut, and tuna available – but they also get access to lesser-known seafood that they might not otherwise encounter. One of our more unique products is our sheets of giant kelp, harvested by Dafne Romero. A lot of members have been finding great ways to add … Continued

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Vietnamese Spot Prawn Noodle Salad

March 2, 2022

With the approach of spring and warmer weather, we’re looking for fresh-tasting light meals that are quick and easy to prepare, yet flavourful and satisfying. This salad roll-inspired Vietnamese spot prawn noodle salad checks all our boxes! What makes this recipe extra special is the combination of the salty nuoc cham dressing, the fresh crispy … Continued

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Laurie

Member since 2018

"Reading your regular posts about who is where and what's happening in the various fishing places is so special. Helps us feel connected to the coast, the cycles, and the fish we enjoy."