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Many people find seafood intimidating, from fears of overcooking, to the belief it has to be complicated, to the most common concern: how to safely handle and store your seafood. If you’re worried about storing and handling your seafood safely, check out these simple guidelines and you’ll feel like a seafood superstar in no time! … Continued

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How do gear methods work?

August 3, 2020

How was this fish caught? This is an important question you should be asking anytime you eat seafood. Some gear methods can have damaging effects on delicate marine ecosystems and animal populations while others are designed to do the least damage to habitats and to minimize by-catch. Here is a quick explanation of some of the … Continued

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Seafood is Brain Food!

July 17, 2020

Our members often tell us that they’ve noticed they eat more sustainable seafood since becoming Skipper Otto members. Making healthy choices for you, your family and those you feed is not always the easiest thing to pull off, so a big congratulations to those who have found ways to work more seafood into their diet! … Continued

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Sustainable Salmon in 2020

June 15, 2020

I’m not sure if you heard the news, but back in October 2019, an organization representing the larger seafood companies in BC announced that they were voluntarily withdrawing from the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainable fisheries certification program for sockeye, chum, and pink salmon. This means that sockeye, chum, and pink salmon caught in BC … 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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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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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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Thawing Shrimp with Roe

November 29, 2019

Skipper Otto members! We have wild shrimp available in store for you! These shrimp have a sweet, delicate flavour and a firm texture. If you love sustainable Canadian seafood, you’ve better check out our wild shrmp! Our shrimp and prawns are packed in sea water immediately after being caught and flash-frozen, preserving that same-day catch … Continued

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Eating with the Ecosystem

October 22, 2019

Eating With the Ecosystem At Skipper Otto, one of our guiding principles is eating with the ecosystem. This means matching our seafood consumption with the rhythms of the ocean and respecting the seasonality of each species of seafood. It also ensures we are not putting undue pressure on a single sought-after species. The 2019 Fishing … Continued

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