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Our beloved fishing family, Scott and Karen Lincez, are famous for their exquisite spot prawns and shrimp. Scott is a first-generation fisherman who has fished for 33 years (and counting!). We wanted to share their story and why the current fishing industry fails families like theirs. Preparing for prawning Scott and Karen Lincez are based … Continued

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Chilled Spot Prawn Salad

May 15, 2019

With the long awaited return of spot prawn season upon us, we wanted to share our friend Chef Ned Bell’s delicious recipe. This Chilled Spot Prawn Salad is refreshing, healthy, and features our very own sustainable Skipper Otto spot prawns! Ingredients: 16-24 Skipper Otto spot prawns (4-6 per person) 2.5 pints of heirloom tomatoes 2 … Continued

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Get that shrimp on the barbie! Why shrimp can be part of your heart-smart diet

September 13, 2017

Holistic nutritionist, and Skipper Otto’s member, Melissa Evanson continues her series of nutrition-focused blog posts tackling the issue of the nutritional value of shrimp and prawns, dispelling some myths that they aren’t good for heart health. Have questions about seafood and nutrition? Email us at [email protected] with your questions and Melissa will answer them on our Facebook page. Grilled, … Continued

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What do I do with live spot prawns?

May 9, 2016

Excited to pick up your live spot prawns, but a bit terrified about what to do with them? No problem! Handling and processing spot prawns is actually quite simple. At our member prawn pick-ups, we’ll have demonstrations and workshops about how to process your prawns. But in the meantime, here are some tips to keep … Continued

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What’s the big deal about spot prawns?

May 9, 2016

Every year, the spot prawn season opens in BC for just 40 days in May and early June. Spot prawns are on everyone’s mind and in the news during the lead up. Festivals take place at the Fishermen’s Wharf and at restaurants all over the city to celebrate the brief availability of these local delicacies. … Continued

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We’re pleased to introduce you to Scott Lincez, your prawner and shrimper! Scott is a first generation fisherman who has been fishing for over 30 years. He raised his 6 daughters near Qualicum BC where he has done just about every type of fishing you can imagine: seining, crabbing, herring, you name it. More recently, … Continued

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How do I deal with live spot prawns?!

June 6, 2013

A few members have been asking about safe handling of live spot prawns.  How long can I keep them before cooking them? How do I kill them?  You’ll find answers to a lot of your questions on this excellent and thorough Wild BC Spot Prawn website  http://wildbcspotprawns.com/wp/handling/.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year … Spot Prawns are here

June 4, 2013

For 2 months a year BC is blessed with Spot Prawns. Nothing, and we mean nothing, compares to the sweet, delicate clean flavour of a fresh Spot Prawn. BC Spot Prawns are OceanWise and come from one of the best managed fisheries in the world, making these bad boys local, seasonal, sustainable, and delectable. Food … Continued

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Elana

Member since 2018

"It is vitally important to us that our seafood is harvested sustainably, and we have found it's equally important for us to share with our son that food is on our table thanks to the efforts of families who fish in BC waters and folks who are committed to the health of our oceans."