News From the Top Deck


Many of our members say they’ve noticed they eat more seafood since becoming Skipper Otto’s members and we applaud you for making healthy choices for you and the friends and family you feed. It’s not just an old wives tale — eating fish at least once a week actually does thicken your brain and decrease … Continued

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Skipper Otto’s is hiring a Business Systems Specialist

February 20, 2017

  We’re excited to announce that we’re adding another full time, permanent position to our small but growing team! About the Role The Business Systems Specialist is a newly created role that will be responsible for maintaining, streamlining and re-imagining the many business systems that are currently in use at Skipper Otto’s. Given the small … Continued

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Skipper Otto’s is hiring Distribution Team Members

February 20, 2017

  It’s that time of year again! Your chance to become part of a small team in our rapidly growing business with social, environmental, and economic justice at its core! Distribution Team Members: Participate in packing activities for orders that are to be picked up at Vancouver pick-ups or shipped to customers outside of Vancouver. … Continued

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Growing Up Fishing, part 1

February 3, 2017

This is the first in a series of blog posts by Skipper Otto’s co-founder, Shaun Strobel, about his experience growing up fishing on the BC coast with his dad, Otto. Stay tuned for further instalments in the series! The 2017 fishing season will mark forty years since the first summer I spent gillnetting for salmon with … Continued

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Thawing Shrimp with Roe

January 13, 2017

Our shrimp and prawns are packed in sea water immediately after being caught and flash-frozen, preserving that same-day catch freshness! To thaw them, simply dump the block of ice and shrimp or prawns into a colander in your sink and run under cold water until the ice block breaks apart. Your shrimp are then sushi-grade … Continued

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Read the full story at L’Autre Couleur. “British Columbia is home to so many sustainable companies, organizations, influencers and movements. It was quite difficult to choose our Top 15 Sustainable Initiatives in British Columbia! After reviewing various mission statements, strategies and developments, we are happy to feature these amazing sustainable initiatives that are improving, protecting and … Continued

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Ethics, economics collide in Canada’s seafood sector, Business in Vancouver, South China Morning Post

November 11, 2016

Read the full story at SCMP.com.   “Suppliers who boycott unsustainable seafood contend with less-conscientious competition Another option for consumers who want to be as sustainable as possible is to become a member of community-supported fisheries such as Vancouver’s Skipper Otto’s. That company gets members to pre-purchase a share of one of about 30 British Columbian … Continued

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5 Salmon Runs That Were Awesome This Year, by Vancouver is Awesome

November 7, 2016

Read the full story at Vancouver is Awesome. “The media loves a bad news story. All summer and fall, you probably saw headlines like “‘Grim’ Fraser River salmon runs even worse than forecast” and “Low B.C. salmon stocks prompt consumer warning.” With headlines like this, it’s easy to start to wonder if we should even be … Continued

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‘Largest’ recorded chum salmon run: 2 million fish overload nets, burden boats, By Yvette Brend, CBC News

November 5, 2016

Read the full story at CBC.ca. ‘I knew guys that were having nets starting to sink there were so many extra fish’ “Record numbers of chum salmon — two million fish — returned to B.C’s West Coast this year, bringing good news for fishermen fatigued by word of record lows of Fraser River sockeye. “We’ve had … Continued

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Record-breaking Salmon Runs in 2016

November 4, 2016

The media loves a bad news story. All summer and fall, you probably saw headlines like “‘Grim’ Fraser River salmon runs even worse than forecast” and “Low B.C. salmon stocks prompt consumer warning.” With headlines like this, it’s easy to start to wonder if we should even be eating BC salmon. There’s no doubt that … Continued

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Troy

Member since 2012

"I love picking up at the location that you’ve chosen. The store itself is kind of cool and gives us a few other things to browse through, while we’re waiting for them to bring out our order."