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Would you believe that these three fish are all the same species of salmon? They are all at different phases of spawning, but they’re all Oncorhynchus keta, better known as chum salmon! In a year where chum is one of the most abundant salmon species, we thought we’d help our readers learn to appreciate the value of chum salmon at every phase … Continued

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Welcome Celine!

June 28, 2019

Introducing Celine, Skipper Otto’s Member Services and Communications Specialist! We’re excited to officially introduce you to your Member Services and Communications Specialist, Celine Terfloth! If you’ve phoned or emailed us since January, you may have already had the pleasure of interacting with Celine. Either way, we wanted to formally welcome her to our small and … Continued

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We Depend on Salmon and They Depend on Us

June 21, 2019

It’s the International Year of the Salmon! That means this is a year to celebrate this truly miraculous creature! Salmon are an integral part of the fabric of society in BC, bringing enormous cultural, social, economic, nutritional, and environmental value to this place. Salmon face many threats in our modern world, but humans have coexisted … Continued

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The Impact of Your 2019 Membership

June 19, 2019

If you follow us on social media, you may already know that we exceeded our goal of signing up 2800 members for our ten-year anniversary. We are grateful to every single one of our returning members, and we’re delighted to welcome our brand-new members into the Skipper Otto family. This commitment from all of you … Continued

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Salmon Gillnetting is Open!

June 14, 2019

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has just announced the first sockeye salmon gillnet openings of the year. Starting June 17th, three of our fishermen, Barry Marcotte, Inge Noringseth and Dean MacDonald, will hit the seas! They will be fishing Nass Sockeye north of Prince Rupert and will be heading out to set their nets … Continued

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We think about plastic seafood packaging a lot here at Skipper Otto. It’s no secret that plastic is having an impact on the marine ecosystems our fishing families depend on. Since the company launched, we’ve been looking for an alternative to plastic packaging. Every year 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s … Continued

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Why Frozen Seafood is Better for Your Family

May 30, 2019

We all want to feel good about the food we serve our families. We want food that tastes great, is full of nutrients and keeps our planet healthy. Frozen seafood is all of those things and more. A lot of the advice out there says that fresh fish is better. But that advice is outdated … Continued

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Fraud on the Seas & Your Plate

May 29, 2019

Is Seafood Fraud Finding Its Way onto Your Plate? When you go to a restaurant or grocery store to spend hard-earned money, you want to get what you’re paying for. We all do. When it comes to seafood, there’s a good chance you’re getting something else. Mislabelled seafood is a big problem in Canada. Multiple … Continued

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2019 Seasonality Guide

May 10, 2019

Want to know what is in season and when? We’ve created a handy updated Seasonality Guide for 2019 to answer all your questions! This simple guide shows when our fishing families plan on harvesting each species of seafood, however it is good to keep in mind that fishing is always a bit uncertain! There are … Continued

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Welcome Aboard, Members!

May 8, 2019

Welcome aboard Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery! We are thrilled that you found us and we can’t wait to get to know each other. My name is Sonia Strobel and, along with my husband, Shaun, I founded Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery to connect conscientious consumers (like you!) directly to local, independent fishing families (like … Continued

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Noreen

Member since 2017

"Really appreciate your customer service and love the labeling with the fisher stories and of-course love my fish!"