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Our members make Skipper Otto the incredible community it is, and one of our very special members is holistic nutritionist, Melissa Evanson. Melissa has written a bunch of fantastic nutrition blogs for Skipper Otto before, including this one on fish vs fish oil, this one on shrimp and heart health, and this one about mercury … Continued

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How To Safely Handle & Store Your Seafood

September 8, 2020

Many people find seafood intimidating, from fears of overcooking, to the belief it has to be complicated, to the most common concern: how to safely handle and store your seafood. If you’re worried about storing and handling your seafood safely, check out these simple guidelines and you’ll feel like a seafood superstar in no time! … Continued

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Summer Salmon Recipes

August 18, 2020

Summer salmon is finally here! After a slower and later start to the season than normal, we’re excited to have some limited salmon in our online store for our members. To celebrate the salmon of our West Coast, we’ve gathered some incredible summer salmon recipes for you to try out in the last weeks of … Continued

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How do gear methods work?

August 3, 2020

How was this fish caught? This is an important question you should be asking anytime you eat seafood. Some gear methods can have damaging effects on delicate marine ecosystems and animal populations while others are designed to do the least damage to habitats and to minimize by-catch. Here is a quick explanation of some of the … Continued

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Seafood is Brain Food!

July 17, 2020

Our members often tell us that they’ve noticed they eat more seafood since becoming Skipper Otto members. Making healthy choices for you, your family and those you feed is not always the easiest thing to pull off, so a big congratulations to those who have found ways to work more seafood into their diet! Science … Continued

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I’m not sure if you heard the news, but back in October 2019, an organization representing the larger seafood companies in BC announced that they were voluntarily withdrawing from the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainable fisheries certification program for sockeye, chum, and pink salmon. This means that sockeye, chum, and pink salmon caught in BC … Continued

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A Toddler on the Tantrum

May 12, 2020

Thank you to one of our incredible fishing super moms, Pilar Martinelli, for sending in this blog about life as a fishing family on their vessel, The Tantrum, with their toddler Rex!  This is our third year fishing as a family of three and my oh my, have we come a long way! From carriers … Continued

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Simple Whole Hake Recipe from Chef Ned Bell!

April 29, 2020

We’re so excited to be able to offer BC hake to our members! Cooking a whole fish might sound like a daunting task, but we’ve got you covered with this super simple recipe from our friend Chef Ned Bell’s Instagram. We invited him to our processor’s as they cut our first batch of hake for … Continued

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Meet Cary and His Hake!

April 23, 2020

We’re so excited to introduce our newest hake fisherman, Cary Williams! Cary is a 4th generation fisherman from Sointula – a small fishing village on Malcolm Island just off Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island. Although Cary’s 91-year old grandfather, Richard, has passed the business on to his 4 kids, he still runs the fishing … Continued

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Skipper Otto Supports BC Fishing Families

April 17, 2020

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on CTV about how our fishing families are handling the recent changes in the industry due to COVID-19, and while it is always great to see coverage of the issues that impact our fishing families, sound bites don’t really get into the nuance and detail, so I … Continued

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Tara

Member since 2018

"I grew up on the west coast, daughter of an independent processor in the Alaskan fisheries. When I moved to Toronto 6 years ago I'd have my parents ship seafood to me from BC. So glad we have easier access to sustainable fisheries! "