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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

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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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

May 18, 2017

Here’s 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. Did you … 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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Shape of the Season, 2017

May 1, 2017

Every year in spring, we put together our best predictions for the fishing season, what we expect to be catching and when we expect to have it available to our members. By this time of year, we have heard the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ predictions, read scientific reports, listened to traditional wisdom, and spoken … Continued

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Roasted Salmon with Tarragon & Butter

April 30, 2017

Our simple seafood suppers will help you make quick, delicious, and nutritious meals. This roasted salmon recipe uses a few simple ingredients and tastes incredible. Along with the recipe, we show you how salmon should look when it’s perfectly cooked. Choose sustainable seafood – it’s great for your family’s health, the environment, and helps fishermen … Continued

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