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Having premium quality seafood makes supper a cinch! This delicious meal whips together in mere minutes. Add a side dish and you’ve got a main course. Our albacore tuna is caught sustainably in the wild off the coast of British Columbia. Did you like this video? We hope so, if you did please give us … Continued

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Independence Day for a Halibut Fisherman!

July 4, 2017

Your Skipper Otto’s membership dollars made it possible for Doug Kostering to get out fishing for halibut this month! Read on for the incredible story of how difficult independent halibut fishing is and how the CSF model is making big change for one ‘Namgis nation fisherman. As you may know, the halibut season opened in … Continued

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Nutrition Showdown: Farmed vs Wild Salmon

June 21, 2017

Holistic nutritionist, and Skipper Otto’s member, Melissa Evanson will be contributing some nutrition-focused blog posts over the next few months, starting with her take on the nutritional value of farmed vs. wild salmon. Have questions about seafood and nutrition? Melissa will be at the Fisherman’s Wharf pick up on Thu July 6 to answer all … Continued

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CSFs reconnect consumers and fishing families… by Sarah Hughes, concretegarden.ca

June 14, 2017

Read the full story at concretegarden.ca. “IF THERE’S ONE THING I feel most conflicted about eating, it’s seafood. My biggest guilty pleasure is built on one of the most unsustainable food industries on our blue planet. Scummy fish farms, excessive by-catch, destructive bottom trawls, inhumane shrimp—the list goes on and on. Luckily, for people like me, … Continued

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The Grounds for Seafood Pricing

June 14, 2017

You may have noticed that prices of seafood are on the rise everywhere. If you’ve ever wondered why this is happening and how prices are set, we’ve got the inside scoop below.   It takes a lot to unravel seafood prices. Our family has been fishing for almost 50 years and we’re still learning about how … Continued

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California Poke

June 11, 2017

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This tasty treat is so easy to make and full of those omega 3’s we’re all after! Did you know? Omega 3’s in supplement form do not have the same effect as from whole foods. And the effects are not present when fish is fried — only baked, steamed, boiled, or raw. Did you like … Continued

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Barry invites us in for a fish fry

June 9, 2017

At the end of the first Nass sockeye salmon gillnet opening this week, Barry Marcotte invited our friend and fellow-fisherman, Chelsey Ellis down to the boat in Prince Rupert for a good old fish fry. Chelsey very kindly took photos and shared Barry’s recipe with us. Here is what she had to say! “I had … Continued

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You should join the best co-op in Vancouver By Bob Kronbauer, Vancouver Is Awesome

May 29, 2017

Read the full story at Vancouver Is Awesome. “One year ago today I put $300 into a seafood co-op called Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery, after a recommendation by my friend Chad Brealey (host of the food show Salt, Fresh & Field). The idea is a bit like going in on a cow with friends and filling your … Continued

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Chipped Lingcod Recipe

May 18, 2017

Chipped lingcod another easy-to-make, family-friendly recipe in our line of “Simple Seafood Suppers.” Using a small portion of potato-chips makes this dish seem like a decadent treat while providing great nutrients that improve brain power. Our lingcod is sustainably caught and selected carefully by our fishermen, who are paid fair wages right here in British Columbia.   … Continued

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Growing Up Fishing Part 2

May 4, 2017

In a previous entry I described my childhood trips up the BC coast to the once numerous commercial fishing camps of the mid-coast inlets. For this post, I want to describe what it was actually like to fish an opening as a kid in the summer of 1977. On Saturdays the fishermen would usually help … Continued

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Amy

Member since 2011

"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. "