News From the Top Deck

2022 Holiday Gift Guide

December 2, 2022


As you start planning for entertaining friends and family leading up to the holidays, why not share some amazing wild sustainable seafood with them – like a beautiful side of sockeye salmon for the table, or a gorgeous ring of spot prawns as an appetizer? Looking for unique stocking stuffers? Any of our canned salmon … Continued


Skipper Otto Seasonality Guide

October 14, 2022

Fishing is a difficult industry to plan, but we still like to have an idea of what to expect when! That’s why we do our best to predict what our fishing families will be catching, and when we expect it will be available for our members with our seasonality guide. Remember: these are our best … Continued


Updates on our 5 Pacific Salmon Species

August 25, 2022

With news on record returns for sockeye, followed by conflicting stories about dwindling sockeye runs, it’s no surprise if folks aren’t sure what to think about this season’s salmon runs in BC! That’s why we’ve laid it out for you in our 2022 Pacific salmon update. Read more to learn how the season’s going (so … Continued


Soy Glazed Sablefish

August 18, 2022

Sablefish is a really fun species to cook with. The high oil content makes it very hard to overcook, even when exposed to high cooking temperatures like broiling or grilling. The velvety white flesh pairs extremely well with this soy glaze that is salty, savoury, and sweet. As Tianna our Member Services Manager said, “this … Continued


Active Listening in Action

August 15, 2022

A while ago, I shared with you some of my reflections after a month of active listening on the topic of Indigenous/ non-Indigenous fishing relations. Little did I know, that work would shape the year ahead in profound ways, helping us articulate the purpose and vision of Skipper Otto, and guiding our everyday decision-making. And … Continued


We offer fresh mussels to our members in Metro Vancouver every two weeks. These mussels are for pre-order and sold by the pound, which we suggest as one serving size if mussels are your main course (though real mussel lovers might be able to take on 1.5-2lbs by themselves!) Read more about your mussel grower, … Continued


Eldorado is Back!

June 6, 2022

Guess what? This old salmon gillnetter, Eldorado, is back in the family! Why so excited, you might ask? I mean, let’s be clear: to say she’s rustic is an understatement. She’s definitely no pleasure boat. There are a couple of bunks, a sink, a little fridge and a stove. If you want to shower, you’ll … Continued


Sampling Darryl and Angutimarik’s Arctic Char

May 20, 2022

Our latest batch of Arctic char was a special one, hailing all the way from Kannak Lake and Tubliniq Lake in Nunavut. You see, the char in these lakes can only be fished by harvesters holding a special experimental license. Very little data exists on the char populations in these two lakes, but Project Nunavut (the non-profit we work with to get our … Continued


Is There Such a Thing as Sustainable Seafood?

April 29, 2022

Especially since the release of the film “Seaspiracy,” we’ve been seeing a lot more public awareness about the environmental impacts of fishing, and questions about the possibility of sustainable seafood. It’s certainly never been a secret that the global industrial seafood system is harming the marine ecosystem. Margins are thin, prices are unpredictable, and corporations … Continued


Looking Back at the Three Years Since our Pitch for the Purse Win

April 28, 2022

If you’ve followed us for a while, you may remember three years ago when I won the Forum’s Pitch for the Purse – a prestigious national business pitch competition. This week, the gala finale resumes in person and I am thrilled to return to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ballroom to watch this year’s finalists. This … Continued


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