News From the Top Deck


Thank you to one of our incredible fishing super moms, Pilar Martinelli, for sending in this blog about life as a fishing family on their vessel, The Tantrum, with their toddler Rex!  This is our third year fishing as a family of three and my oh my, have we come a long way! From carriers … Continued

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Simple Whole Hake Recipe from Chef Ned Bell!

April 29, 2020

We’re so excited to be able to offer BC hake to our members! Cooking a whole fish might sound like a daunting task, but we’ve got you covered with this super simple recipe from our friend Chef Ned Bell’s Instagram. We invited him to our processor’s as they cut our first batch of hake for … Continued

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Skipper Otto Supports BC Fishing Families

April 17, 2020

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on CTV about how our fishing families are handling the recent changes in the industry due to COVID-19, and while it is always great to see coverage of the issues that impact our fishing families, sound bites don’t really get into the nuance and detail, so I … Continued

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Kelp 101

April 1, 2020

One of the products we’re most excited about in 2020 is sustainable, healthy, hand-harvested kelp from Haida Gwaii. We’ve teamed up with your new kelp harvester, Dafne Romero, to offer three exciting new products: Giant Kelp Mini Flakes, Wakame Flakes and Kombu Flakes. Read on for our “Kelp 101” including how each type of grows, … Continued

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The Importance of Food Systems & Community

March 27, 2020

In times of crisis like this, uncertainty is the new norm. We’re fearful and anxious about what lies ahead and what we should do next. But a few things have become abundantly clear to me in the last two weeks: the importance of robust, local food systems, and the importance of community. These two values … Continued

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We’re thrilled to announce that Skipper Otto is adding kelp to our selection of delicious seafood products! Kelp is a great complementary addition to our collection, and sea veggies are so good for you. We’re so excited to provide our members with sustainably sourced kelp from Haida Gwaii. Dafne Romero, your new kelp harvester (or … Continued

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Know Your Kelp Harvester: Dafne Romero

February 21, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Skipper Otto is adding kelp to our selection of delicious seafood products! Kelp is a great complementary addition to our collection, and sea veggies are so good for you. We’re so excited to provide our members with sustainably sourced kelp from Haida Gwaii. We’re even happier to report that we’re … Continued

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Introducing CultivatR!

February 18, 2020

Know your fisherman, and now, your delivery driver! We’re excited to introduce CultivatR to the Skipper Otto family! Our Calgary members now have the option of choosing to get their Skipper Otto orders delivered right to their door through CultivatR! CultivatR provides it’s Calgary customers with the opportunity to make ethical, economical, and nutritious choices, with … Continued

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5 Recipes to Elevate Your Date Night

February 13, 2020

With Valentine’s Day coming up, use this special opportunity to show your love through food. From shrimp to scallops to salmon, take your pick from these delicious recipes and spoil your loved ones with a seafood feast! Butter and Wine Shrimp Recipe Though it sounds fancy, this recipe is really quick and easy. Along with … Continued

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6 Best Chum Recipes to Try Today!

January 14, 2020

Chum salmon, also known as keta, can be very difficult to tell apart from sockeye when ocean caught. The flesh of a chum can vary from red to pink and has a smooth, delicate flavour with a bit less oil than other salmon species. Its lower fat content and milder flavour means chum is well-suited … Continued

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Lise

Member since 2018

"We’re truly pleased to be part of Skipper Otto’s community. Never before have we enjoyed such fresh seafood! That is, unless we caught the fish ourselves! :)"