News From the Top Deck

Otto hailed in this morning to say that, after fishing all day and running most of the night down to Prince Rupert, he and Leonard are taking about 100 beautiful, shiny, bright Nass run sockeye salmon in to be cleaned and shipped down to us in Vancouver!  Vancouver members can expect an email soon about … Continued


First fresh fish from Barkley Sound this week!

June 17, 2013

Our Vancouver Island fisherman, Rod Roberts, is heading out fishing for the first salmon of the season this week. Shaun and his trusty assistant and son, Oliver (now 5 years old) will drive over to Port Alberni on Wednesday to retrieve the catch. We expect to have a fresh salmon pick-up Thursday night and we’ll … Continued


Gearing up for the first salmon

June 16, 2013

Otto & Leonard arrived at Port Edward yesterday, put their nets on their drums, and, on Monday, they will take on 1000lbs of ice each, and make the 5 hour trip to the fishing grounds in Area 3, Portland Inlet, Nass Bay.    The weather was good for the run up and we’re hoping the … Continued


Otto is setting sail!

June 12, 2013

This past weekend Shaun drove Otto up to his new boat, Omega 5, which has been moored in Comox over the winter. Otto will be heading out this week with Leonard, his long-time friend and fellow fisherman. They will be journeying up the coast to the Nass River fishing grounds near the Alaska border. It’s … Continued


How do I deal with live spot prawns?!

June 6, 2013

A few members have been asking about safe handling of live spot prawns.  How long can I keep them before cooking them? How do I kill them?  You’ll find answers to a lot of your questions on this excellent and thorough Wild BC Spot Prawn website


It was great to see some of you at tonight’s Main Street Market. Unfortunately, we need to go fishing (and Otto is on it, heading out this weekend) before we can do another market. It’s looking like the Spot Prawn pick-up will be next Wednesday (June 12th). Looking forward to seeing lot’s of you there!



June 5, 2013

Welcome to our 5th season as a CSF!  We’d like to introduce ourselves again and welcome on board a few new Skipper Otto’s crew members! Otto Strobel: your primary fishermen!  Otto is leaving on Saturday for his 5 day trip up the BC coast to our northern fishing grounds.  If you haven’t already, you can … Continued


It’s the most wonderful time of the year … Spot Prawns are here

June 4, 2013

For 2 months a year BC is blessed with Spot Prawns. Nothing, and we mean nothing, compares to the sweet, delicate clean flavour of a fresh Spot Prawn. BC Spot Prawns are OceanWise and come from one of the best managed fisheries in the world, making these bad boys local, seasonal, delectable, and sustainable seafood. … Continued



June 4, 2013

Thanks to those who came out to last week’s West End Market! Your enthusiasm for sustainable wild seafood is incredible and we’re so excited you’re part of our CSF. This week we’ll be at the Wednesday June 5th Main Street Market from 3-7 (near the Main Street Skytrain Station) and the Saturday June 8th West … Continued


Our first Farmer’s Market of the Season

May 30, 2013

We’ll be at the West End Farmer’s Market this Saturday from 9-2. Come by and say hello! 1100 Block of Comox Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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