News From the Top Deck

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


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


Your Fisherman Shaun shares his CSF experience with Foodtank!

May 30, 2014

“We make ourselves accountable to the people that buy our sustainable fish. We can look our customers in the eye and tell them, this is what I fished, where I fished!” says Shaun Strobel talking to the Foodtank about the invigorating feeling Skipper Otto’s CSF gets from connecting consumers directly to fishermen. Right before setting … Continued


We Are Extending Our Vancouver Sign-up Deadline!

May 30, 2014

As a one time opportunity only our fishing family has decided to extend this year’s member sign-up deadline by one week, until June 7th, 2014! You are a part of our fishing family and you know that our CSF is growing and in 2014 we made the strategic decision to support a larger number of … Continued


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