News From the Top Deck


It is based on daily announcements from the Department of Fisheries that our fishermen decide where to travel and where to fish.  The Nass river fishery is now closed for two weeks and likely for the rest of the season.  The Skeena River will not open for at least two weeks.  And so our fishermen … Continued

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How do we know it’s sustainable?

July 13, 2013

Fisheries management is a very complex thing!  But the life cycle of a salmon makes managing fisheries somewhat more sustainable than some other species of seafood.  Because 75% of salmon return to the place of their birth every 4 years to spawn (25% return on the 5th year), we can actually count the number of … Continued

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One last fresh Nass sockeye pick up!

July 13, 2013

Otto and Fernando just hailed in with 155 sockeye and 791 pinks! This unexpected load of beautiful Nass river fish will be on its way for a fresh pick-up in Vancouver early next week.  If you were hoping to get FRESH  sockeye salmon this year, this COULD be your last chance, so keep your calendar … Continued

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Run Predictions

July 11, 2013

Thankfully Otto, Leonard, and Daniel were successful up North catching Nass Sockeye because it appears the other Sockeye runs will be limited this year. The Department of Oceans and Fisheries is predicting that the commercial Sockeye fishery for Prince Rupert will not open. Sockeye have four-year cycles,  and in 2009 only one tenth of the … Continued

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More Nass fishing

July 10, 2013

Otto hailed in this morning to report that our crew brought in 150 sockeye, 2 coho, and 600 pinks yesterday.  Fisheries is not allowing chum retention this week, but not to worry – there will be plenty more chum later this year.  These fish are headed straight to cold storage to ensure that our out-of-town … Continued

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A lot of our members have been asking where the fish heads are this year. We wish we could have the heads on too – the uncertain nature of being a small-scale fisherman in a field dominated by big business is making it difficult for us to arrange this and we appreciate your patience and … Continued

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Fillet videos?

July 9, 2013

Did you happen to get a good video of Rumi demo-ing filleting at the last pick up?  if so, would you consider sharing it with your fellow members? Send your video to [email protected] and she will upload it right away. Thanks!

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Balance confirmations

July 9, 2013

We’re running into an issue with our website provider where the balances aren’t being properly updated on our members side. When you order a fish online, you are charged a price estimate. After the pickup, I go in to adjust the price based on the weight of your actual fish. What’s happening is sometimes in … Continued

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Fish Fillet Demonstration at the Next Fresh Fish Pickup!

July 4, 2013

Rumi, our lovely third-generation fish cutter, has offered to teach our members how to properly fillet a fish. You don’t want to miss this free, hands-on demonstration. Rumi has filleted hundreds of thousands of fish during her career, and loves to share her know-how. No fillet knife, no problem!  Rumi only uses basic knifes and … Continued

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1,013 fish on their way to Vancouver!

July 4, 2013

Otto and the guys fishing up north had 2 more busy days of fishing on the Nass River run yesterday and today!  Together, they caught 149 sockeye, 12 coho, 85 chum, and, get this . . . 767 pinks!  Holy cow, that’s a lot of delicious fish on its way to our members!  Otto reports … Continued

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Gerry

Member since 2015

"The salmon was amazing. Thanks to you and the entire Skipper Otto crew for what you do and how you do it. We are blessed to have you in the community."