News From the Top Deck


Our beloved fishing family, Scott and Karen Lincez, are famous for their exquisite spot prawns and shrimp. Scott is a first-generation fisherman who has fished for 33 years (and counting!). We wanted to share their story and why the current fishing industry fails families like theirs. Preparing for prawning Scott and Karen Lincez are based … Continued

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Will Bioplastics Revolutionize How We Store Seafood?

June 7, 2019

We think about plastic seafood packaging a lot here at Skipper Otto. It’s no secret that plastic is having an impact on the marine ecosystems our fishing families depend on. Since the company launched, we’ve been looking for an alternative to plastic packaging. Every year 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s … Continued

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Why Frozen Seafood is Better for Your Family

May 30, 2019

We all want to feel good about the food we serve our families. We want food that tastes great, is full of nutrients and keeps our planet healthy. Frozen seafood is all of those things and more. A lot of the advice out there says that fresh fish is better. But that advice is outdated … Continued

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Fraud on the Seas & Your Plate

May 29, 2019

Is Seafood Fraud Finding Its Way onto Your Plate? When you go to a restaurant or grocery store to spend hard-earned money, you want to get what you’re paying for. We all do. When it comes to seafood, there’s a good chance you’re getting something else. Mislabelled seafood is a big problem in Canada. Multiple … Continued

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Doug is Here with Our Halibut!

May 28, 2019

Doug Kostering, our halibut fisherman just offloaded his first halibut catch of the year! Yum! A 4th generation ‘Namgis nation fisherman, Doug started fishing with his grandpa when he was just a boy. And now, Doug is passing the tradition down to his children. His twenty-four-year-old son Matteo helps with the family business, and Doug … Continued

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Pilar Martinelli, one of our lingcod fishermen, sent us this story about fishing as a family. Pilar describes the joy of including her toddler on their commercial fishing journeys! I find that most people are puzzled, worried, or shocked by the idea of taking a toddler on a working commercial fish boat, but for the … Continued

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Lingcod Cheeks

May 15, 2019

Lingcod cheeks are such a rare treat and we’re always excited when Pilar phones in to say they have a load of them ready for our members! Bruce and Pilar catch your lingcod while trolling — a fishing method in which lines of baited hooks are dragged slowly behind a boat in mid-water. Bruce hand-picks … Continued

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Chilled Spot Prawn Salad

May 15, 2019

With the long awaited return of spot prawn season upon us, we wanted to share our friend Chef Ned Bell’s delicious recipe. This Chilled Spot Prawn Salad is refreshing, healthy, and features our very own sustainable Skipper Otto spot prawns! Ingredients: 16-24 Skipper Otto spot prawns (4-6 per person) 2.5 pints of heirloom tomatoes 2 … Continued

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A Huge Win for Independent Fishermen

May 11, 2019

You’ve probably heard us talk about how difficult it is for fishing families to make a living fishing because of policies around ownership of licenses and quotas in BC that favour large corporations and foreign investors over individual fishing families. And we’re so excited to have some good news to share on the topic! Let … Continued

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Operation Pomfret

May 10, 2019

Pilar Martinelli, from one of our lingcod fishing families, sends this report from their ongoing lingcod fishing trip this month. This month’s story depicts the journey of a school of Pomfret fish along the Klaskino Inlet. Fishing is fishing. Day in, day out, there isn’t much variance outside the seas, winds, and weather. Some days … Continued

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