News From the Top Deck


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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Note about Transport and Processors

July 4, 2013

We love our members because you are the reason small fisherman like us keep on fishing for sustainable seafood. It is very difficult to not only sell your fish, but also to transport and process it if you’re not a big business. After Otto and the gang catch your fish, they take them to a … Continued

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Update from Otto!

July 4, 2013

Otto, Daniel, and Leonard are having a successful week fishing. The Nass has been open two days and they have already caught 337 sockeye, 73 chum, and 220 pink salmon. Way to go, guys! They are totally exhausted but feeling happy and resting up for another big fishing day tomorrow. We’ll have a fresh fish … Continued

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Oak Street Market

July 4, 2013

Several of our members have requested we be at the Oak Street Market, so we have picked up a couple of markets there this summer. We will be there next week (Wednesday July 10th) from 3 – 7 PM. See you there! Location: Unitarian Church of Vancouver, Oak St. and West 49th Ave.

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Many of you who have been part of the CSF for years know that the Nass openings often don’t last long or don’t open at all.  You will be happy to know that the run is strong this year!  Our fishermen had 2 days last week, 2 days already this week and Fisheries announced they … Continued

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Cut Backs and Transferred Costs

June 27, 2013

Before leaving for the fishing grounds this morning Otto made a stop at the Prince Rupert office of The Department of Fisheries (DFO).  He needed to pick up a new “fish book” to officially record all the fish that get transferred to his boat from our other  fishermen.   He also asked  for updates on the … Continued

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We Have a New Fisherman!

June 26, 2013

We brought onboard a new fisherman, Daniel, from the Hartley Bay First Nation, who has been fishing up North with Otto this week. Welcome aboard Daniel! Getting funds together to pay for the up-front costs of fishing for a season can be very difficult.  Traditionally, fishermen are forced to either run up a line of … Continued

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Correction: Fresh fish pickups

June 25, 2013

We will be holding either a Thursday or Friday evening pickup (and potentially both) to get you the delicious Nas and Barkley sockeye salmon when it’s as fresh as possible. The Sunday morning pickup mentioned in the last email will not be happening. See a lot of you later this week 😉

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Fishing extended – more fresh sockeye!

June 25, 2013

Otto and his fellow fisherman received an extension and are fishing up near the Nass today and tomorrow. This means more delicious Nass sockeye salmon for our members! Shaun is going to head back to Barkley sound to do some fishing on Wednesday. This means more fresh sockeye pickups later this week. We’re aiming to … Continued

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Elana

Member since 2018

"It is vitally important to us that our seafood is harvested sustainably, and we have found it's equally important for us to share with our son that food is on our table thanks to the efforts of families who fish in BC waters and folks who are committed to the health of our oceans."