News From the Top Deck


Wondering what’s in season when? This simple guide shows you when our fishing families expect to be harvesting each species of seafood. But keep in mind that fishing is inherently uncertain! The weather, abundance, specific fishing openings, access to fish cutting and freezing services, and many other factors will determine exactly when each species will … Continued

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Introducing Scallops!

December 11, 2017

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to Melissa and Joel Collier, our new Skipper Otto’s fishing family, and their wild, Ocean Wise BC scallops!   Did you know wild BC scallops even EXISTED? Wild BC scallops are abundant, sustainable, and Ocean Wise recommended! Did you know there was a wild fishery for them? Most … Continued

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The Impact of your 2017 Membership

November 2, 2017

2017 has been a fantastic season for all of us at Skipper Otto’s. Your membership dollars had a huge impact on us and all our fishing families and I wanted to share some of the highlights of the season with you! Membership Exploded! When we launched Skipper Otto’s in 2008 for the 2009 fishing season, … Continued

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Tuna Tales: Why you don’t need to worry about mercury in B.C. albacore tuna

August 28, 2017

Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Skipper Otto’s member, Melissa Evanson, continues our nutrition blog series with this post on albacore tuna. Have seafood related nutrition questions? Feel free to comment on this post or email us and Melissa will answer them here and on our Facebook page. Find Melissa’s previous posts here on our blog. The health … Continued

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Why We Love Chum (Keta) Salmon

August 17, 2017

Holistic nutritionist, and Skipper Otto’s member, Melissa Evanson continues her series of nutrition-focused blog posts with a look at our wonderful chum salmon. Have questions about seafood and nutrition? Email us at [email protected] with your questions and Melissa will answer them on our Facebook page. Chum salmon, also called keta, dog or silverbrite, tends to be the least known … Continued

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It’s become an annual tradition that we invite the Skipper Otto’s team over to our home for a summer BBQ to taste our delicious seafood, compare, discuss, and choose our favourites. The catch is, they don’t know what they’re eating until the end! This is always a fun night and very enlightening as we realize … Continued

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Tips for BBQing a whole salmon

August 1, 2017

The BC Day long weekend is just a few days away. You’re having 10 people over for a BBQ. What’s a quick, easy, and impressive main dish? A whole fresh salmon on the BBQ, of course!   I’m no chef, but I’ve BBQd a lot of fish! Here are my top tips for BBQing a … Continued

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Independence Day for a Halibut Fisherman!

July 4, 2017

Your Skipper Otto’s membership dollars made it possible for Doug Kostering to get out fishing for halibut this month! Read on for the incredible story of how difficult independent halibut fishing is and how the CSF model is making big change for one ‘Namgis nation fisherman. As you may know, the halibut season opened in … Continued

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Nutrition Showdown: Farmed vs Wild Salmon

June 21, 2017

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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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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Jess

Member since 2017

"This is my first year with Skipper Otto's and I am very impressed! Excellent quality product, a great way to get local, fresh fish. The bonus is being able to support small business and independent fishers. Very happy I joined!"