News From the Top Deck


Check out the Vancouver Sun’s article “Bounty of the Sea: Sockeye’s rare but there are plenty of other salmon”  “When there’s not a lot of sockeye, then chefs and the public will start eating other fish and it becomes an education,” said Steve Johansen of Organic Ocean Included in the article is a great set of … Continued

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Record high returns of pink, coho, and chinook salmon on the BC coast

August 13, 2013

Pink salmon returns are an all-time high this year, and coho and chinook are returning in high numbers too. The total biomass of salmon returning is higher than it’s been in years, despite the very low sockeye returns which are the lowest they’ve been in more than half a century. There has been an outright … Continued

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Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery – Volunteer Opportunity

August 9, 2013

Skipper Otto’s CSF strengthens local food systems by connecting thoughtful citizens to small-scale fishermen and wild, fresh, high-quality sustainable seafood. Overview: The successful candidate will assist with engaging local community through social media and help out at fresh fish pick-ups, farmer’s markets, workshops, and community events. If interested, there may be opportunities to join our … Continued

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A message from Duncan – our halibut fisherman!

August 9, 2013

We left Port last Sunday for fishing grounds we had heard good things about this year. As we headed out with the sun setting in front of us the seas were calm and it looked like it was going to be an easy trip. Around midnight as we got offshore the weather began to deteriorate, along with … Continued

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Small-scale UK fishermen fought the big boys and won

August 2, 2013

Recently, the ultimate clash between fishing fat cats and small scale, sustainable fishermen played out in the High Court in London. At stake was the privatisation of our seas, as large fish producer organisations argued that quota was their private property. In a historic alliance with small scale fishermen and the New Under Ten Fishermen’s … Continued

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Salmon Row is a play being presented at Steveston, representing the stories, the people and the history of the salmon fishery in BC. The play is held outdoors, and the audience follows the play from scene to scene, so it is a unique and engaging performance.  The show runs nightly from August 15 to September 1st at … Continued

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Delicious smoked salmon recipe

July 29, 2013

One of our members recently borrowed the smoker to make this scrumptious recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂 If you want to make this yourself, there are still a few time slots to borrow our smoker for free – check out the doodle poll My Dad’s Awesome (Candy) Smoked Salmon Recipe 2 fish ~ filleted 1 cup … Continued

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Tyee article on Canfisco Fishermen stand-down

July 29, 2013

Fishermen in Prince Rupert are engaged in a Stand-down with Canfisco, the main fish buyer, who has dealt a wage cut for Pink Salmon. Fishermen will now only receive $0.27/lb, a tiny fraction of what customers pay for Pink Salmon. “Fisherman are saying that the price of fish is far less than they can make … Continued

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This week’s salmon fishing

July 27, 2013

Otto & Shaun are just cleaning up after a busy Kerrisdale Market & Emma is packing up from the West End Market. Shaun & Otto will then head straight back up to Port Hardy tonight, and run the boat 10 hours across the sound for a gillnet chum opening  Monday  and possibly also Tuesday.  We’ll … Continued

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Okanagan Fruit CSA – delivery to Vancouver

July 25, 2013

We have been so happy with our Community Supported Model! The connection is creates with our members allows for a more robust food system. Your support ensures we receive a fair price for our catch and are able to survive in an industry dominated by big business. Without caring people like you, many talented independent … Continued

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