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(Photo credit: @melodieelated. Image: panelists at Restore event) I’ve been taking some time to reflect on what really stood out for me as I gathered with some 700 other impact businesses to reflect, share, restore, and then push ourselves and our purpose-driven businesses forward, at the recent Restore B Corp™ Champions Retreat in Vancouver, B.C in … Continued

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Skipper Otto Announces BCorp™ Certification

March 13, 2024

(Photo credit: Skipper Otto CSF & BCorp™. Image: logos of Skipper Otto & BCorp™) Skipper Otto Announces B Corp™ Certification Vancouver-Based Community Supported Fishery Joins Global B Corp Community, Leveraging Business as a Force for Good  Wednesday, March 13, 2024: Traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations / Vancouver, BC … Continued

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Ending Open Pen Salmon Farms in BC

February 29, 2024

(Photo credit: Brandon Deepwell c/o Pacific Salmon Foundation. Image: Open Net pens, BC) “We don’t allow open pens of millions of cattle along the migratory routes of endangered caribou; we don’t allow poultry farms in avian sanctuaries; we shouldn’t allow open net pen [salmon farms] on the migratory routes of endangered wild salmon.” – Sean … Continued

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Great CSA’s in Metro Vancouver

February 22, 2024

(Photo credit: Sweet Earth Farms. Photo: 2024 CSA offering) Supporting local growers and harvesters is important to us, and our members. So in an effort to showcase the hard working folks within community supported agriculture and deepening our collective knowledge of where our food comes from, whether it is produce, flowers or sustainable seafood in … Continued

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So Much Worth Fighting For: 2024 BC Young Fishermans Gathering

February 7, 2024

(Photo credit: Sonia Strobel, Skipper Otto team with fisher families) Summer might seem pretty far off to most of you, but this is the time of year when fishing families start thinking about and planning for the fishing season ahead. And what better way to prepare than to spend a meaningful couple of days in … Continued

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(Photo credit: Bruce Martinelli. Flash frozen albacore tuna) We often get asked, ” is fresh seafood better than frozen?”, and our resounding answer is – no, that is a myth! Many people believe that “fresh” seafood that is “never frozen” directly reflects the level of quality. However, the moment seafood is caught or harvested, it … Continued

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Outlaw Ocean Article: The Crimes Behind the Seafood You Eat

November 30, 2023

I’ve been following the work of author Ian Urbina and the Outlaw Ocean Project for many years. If you are unfamiliar, the Outlaw Ocean Project is a non-profit journalism organization based in Washington D.C. that produces investigative stories about human rights, labor, and environmental concerns that take place in oceans around the world. In October, … Continued

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2023 – A Year in Review

November 17, 2023

2023 was our 15th season as a Community Supported Fishery and a year filled with powerful impact and exciting new relationships, achievements, and recognitions. And in spite of ongoing crises, conflicts, and anxieties in the world, Skipper Otto continues to be a refuge for me, a community built on meaningful human connection and collaboration, reminding … Continued

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Changing of Seasons – a reflection

October 26, 2023

(Photo credit: Sonia Strobel, Fishing boat Eldorado) I always find the change of seasons to be a powerful time for reflection. This year’s final day of summer and first day of autumn were particularly filled with nostalgia and reflection for me as we headed out on a boat repositioning trip. Boat repositioning trips are a … Continued

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Building Bridges – a reflection

September 29, 2023

(Photo credit: Justin Milton, a young Inuit man from Pond Inlet, explains what fish mean to Inuit) All this week, I am honoured to be a guest at a North-South knowledge sharing circle with Inuit youth convened by our friends at two great non-profit organizations: Ikaarvik and Ocean Wise. Ikaarvik is the Inuktitut word for … Continued

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