News From the Top Deck


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.


Salmon Confidential Documentary

April 14, 2013

If you haven`t already seen it, you may want to watch biologist Alexandra Morton`s new documentary film on the decline of BC`s wild salmon stocks and her research and investigation into the role of `a dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming world-wide.”


We are making plans for our annual prairie road trip with Season Send-off Parties in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, and Calgary.  Mark your calendars for roughly May 16 – 28th.  This is an opportunity for our prairie members to say hello to their fishermen (Shaun and Otto) in person, enjoy a salmon BBQ on us, purchase … Continued


A visit to Calgary mid-April!

April 3, 2013

Shaun will be heading out to Calgary roughly Aoril 16-18.  Pencil it in on your calendar if you’d like to say hello to your fisherman, sign up in person, or buy any of our remaining inventory from last year.  More details coming soon!


Vancouver Summer Market Dates

March 30, 2013

It sure felt like summer today in Vancouver and that made us think about our upcoming summer of Vancouver Farmers’ Markets!  We’ve just updated the event calendar on our website so check it out and start dreaming about summer markets and fresh fish!  We look forward to seeing you at our markets and Main St, … Continued


Update from the Herring Grounds

March 11, 2013

Shaun just returned from 5 hard days and nights of herring fishing as crew on one of our long-time colleague’s boats.  This time of year, they are fishing for roe, all of which was pre-sold to a company, so sorry to say, nothing fresh for our members right now!  But we thought you’d like to … Continued


Another reason to buy from the source: the imposter fish phenomenon

February 27, 2013

Last week, the conservation organization Oceana released the results of its in-depth, two-year study on “seafood fraud” in the US. What did they find? First, their DNA testing showed that ONE THIRD (that’s one in three!) of the fish samples that they analyzed were mislabeled. For certain species, mislabeling rates were much higher than this … Continued


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"Getting salmon from Skipper Otto's makes living in Regina so much better... I'm from Vancouver, and having such delicious salmon "from home" is an amazing treat. My family and I are grateful. "