News From the Top Deck

Photo Taken by Sam Beebe Last week I read an article about the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) decision to increase the allowed catch of endangered Coho salmon. Right from the start the article shamed the DFO for allowing such a big increase. It featured quotes from conservationists that were appalled, but there was … Continued


Practice filleting like a Pro!

July 2, 2014

As we celebrated the first fresh salmon ever sold at the Trout Lake Farmers’ Market, Skipper Otto’s own experienced home fish cutter Gordon Tilley demystified filleting a whole fish! Gordon also happens to be Sonia’s dad, proving that the love for fish runs deep in the extended Strobel family. In case you missed our filleting demos, … Continued


Skipper Otto’s Salmon now enjoyed by Halifax CSF members!

June 26, 2014

How often do you see wild BC sockeye salmon in Halifax?  Well, you’ll find it a little more easily now thanks to a partnership between Skipper Otto’s CSF in Vancouver, Hooked fish store in Toronto, and Off the Hook CSF in Halifax. Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery creates partnerships between small-scale, independent fishermen and thoughtful … Continued


Disaster Averted

June 24, 2014

Last week, when Shaun got home from fishing, he had a classic crazy fishing story that I just had to share. So.  They day of fishing had been going pretty well.  He had 75 sockeye on board already and time for another set.  He was running along the net checking for fish, put it in … Continued


Chef’s for Oceans with Chef Ned Bell

June 20, 2014

Chefs for Oceans is a journey across Canada in support of sustainable seafood. On July 1st Chef Ned Bell will embark on a journey to raise awareness for sustainable seafood in Canada. Starting in St. John’s Newfoundland, Chef Bell, will cycle between 140km and 200km a day, stopping in major cities along the way to … Continued


Workshop Update

June 13, 2014


We’re super excited about receiving a grant through UBC Community Learning that is allowing us to put on workshops and open kitchens this summer. It has been an amazing experience to learn all the ins and outs of planning and running seafood workshops, and to experiment with different classes and kitchens. We planned an early … Continued


Knowing Your Fisherman Is a Life Saving Benefit!

June 11, 2014

One of the benefits of being a member of our Skipper Otto’s CSF is knowing exactly which fisherman caught your seafood, when and where, and by using sustainable fishing practices. Making sure that these practices continue to exist can save not only your life as consumers of premium seafood, but also the lives of innocent … Continued


We Are Fortunate and Proud to Have a Tale for Our Every Fish!

June 6, 2014

Skipper Otto’s Fishing Family is coming to the close of an amazing first week of June, sprinkled with the stories of how your fisherman Shaun brought the first sockeye  and spring salmon of the 2014 fishing season all the way from Barkley Sound, in the Pacific Rim Reserve. After starting the week with a little bit … Continued


Musings of a fisherman’s wife on the start of a new season

June 3, 2014

I’ve been married to a fisherman for nearly 12 years now and there’s one thing I’ve noticed about this time of year in fishing families: it’s the excitement. The Fishermen’s Wharf is electric with the excitement of the start of a new fishing season.  Fork lifts are whizzing everywhere in a wharf that was dormant … Continued


Be Informed: Fukushima Update

June 2, 2014

Let’s start our week and summer with good news on the health of our oceans, four years on from the damaged caused by the Tōhoku earthquake and resulting tsunami on the Fukushima nuclear power plant. We researched the latest on the topic because we want our members to know that the Canadian West Coast and Alaska … Continued


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