News From the Top Deck

Shaun will be heading out to Calgary roughly Aoril 16-18.  Pencil it in on your calendar if you’d like to say hello to your fisherman, sign up in person, or buy any of our remaining inventory from last year.  More details coming soon!


Vancouver Summer Market Dates

March 30, 2013

It sure felt like summer today in Vancouver and that made us think about our upcoming summer of Vancouver Farmers’ Markets!  We’ve just updated the event calendar on our website so check it out and start dreaming about summer markets and fresh fish!  We look forward to seeing you at our markets and Main St, … Continued


Update from the Herring Grounds

March 11, 2013

Shaun just returned from 5 hard days and nights of herring fishing as crew on one of our long-time colleague’s boats.  This time of year, they are fishing for roe, all of which was pre-sold to a company, so sorry to say, nothing fresh for our members right now!  But we thought you’d like to … Continued


Another reason to buy from the source: the “imposter fish” phenomenon

February 27, 2013

Last week, the conservation organization Oceana released the results of its in-depth, two-year study on “seafood fraud” in the US. What did they find? First, their DNA testing showed that ONE THIRD (that’s one in three!) of the fish samples that they analyzed were mislabeled. For certain species, mislabeling rates were much higher than this … Continued


Duncan Goes Crabbing

November 20, 2012

Duncan Cameron, our halibut fisherman, has decided to try his hand at crabbing!  He has headed out to the gulf islands with his new gear and will bring back crabs for our CSF members.  Crabs will be immediately cooked and flash frozen when they are caught.  Members will have the opportunity to purchase whole crab … Continued


Flyer specials on sockeye abound – but where are they from? Not BC! Not Alaska! Not anywhere recognized as sustainable. Here’s an example: on the front page of today’s Buy-Low flyer is photo of some lovely bright sockeye salmon. The photo is cleverly placed right under the “BC Day” Headline and provincial flag to make … Continued


First day fishing in Skeena opening

July 13, 2012

Otto just called with an update from the fishing grounds off the opening of the Skeena river! To give you an idea of his day: – up at 3:45am to travel to the fishing grounds – net in the water by 6am – by 10:30am, 82 sockeye on board – its a sunny day but … Continued


CBC Prince Rupert Interview

July 12, 2012

When we were in Prince Rupert a couple weeks ago, on our way to the first fishing of the season, Otto and I were lucky enough to get interviewed by the local CBC Radio station. Check out our interview with Carolina de Ryk, co-host of CBC Daybreak North, Prince Rupert.


Duncan’s Halibut

July 9, 2012

Just got this email from Duncan, our Halibut fisherman with some details and photos about how they fish.  Can’t went to eat our first fillet this week and I know our members are looking forward to the first halibut pick up tomorrow night! “Our Halibut were caught in management area 5c which is the Hecate … Continued


Parting Ways

July 1, 2012

Good morning and Happy Canada Day! After almost two weeks in cramped quarters, mixed weather and truly spectacular scenery, it’s time for me to leave Otto and Boris so that I can continue on to Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) for my own personal adventure. This has been a once-in-a-lifetime trip; it’s hard … Continued


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