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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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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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Simple Seafood Supper Recipes: Salmon Shoyu Poke

April 4, 2017

Seafood-based suppers are some of of the simplest, most nutritious meals you can make! But many people don’t eat as much fish as they should because they aren’t sure how to prepare it. If you’re looking for easy recipes to help you include more seafood in your diet in simple, healthy ways, look no further!  We’re … Continued

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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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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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Top 15 Sustainable Initiatives in British Columbia, L’Autre Couleur by Emie-Claude Lamoureux

December 2, 2016

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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Elana

Member since 2018

"It is vitally important to us that our seafood is harvested sustainably, and we have found it's equally important for us to share with our son that food is on our table thanks to the efforts of families who fish in BC waters and folks who are committed to the health of our oceans."