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A fishing veteran, not missing a single salmon fishing season between 1969 and 2016! Otto retired for the second time when he sold his boat in 2018 (it might stick this time!)

miniboatOmega V minifishSalmon minihookGillnetting minilocationNorthern & Mid Coast

Shaun is our lead fisherman and fishing industry expert with an MA in the history and political economy of the BC fishing industry and a lifetime fishing the BC coast.

miniboatBMW minifishSalmon minihookGillnetting minilocationWest Coast of Vancouver Island & Mid-Coast

A 3rd-generation fisherman, and long time friend of Skipper Otto who day-boat fishes out of the False Creek Fishermen's Wharf in Vancouver.

miniboatLormax minifishSalmon, Crab, Spot Prawns minihookGillnetting & Trapping minilocationEnglish Bay, Howe Sound & Fraser River

Scott started fishing more than 30 years ago and currently divides his time between collecting data for marine research, prawning, and shrimping. Scott lives in Qualicum, BC, on Vancouver Island with his wife, Karen and his youngest of 6 daughters. Read more about Scott here!

miniboatRobson Byte minifishPrawns & Shrimp minihookTrapping & Trawling minilocationSalish Sea, BC

Joel & Melissa fish aboard their 42′ boat, Lisa Jess, using a butterfly trawl net in Johnstone Strait, BC. A 4th generation fisherman, Joel grew up fishing and took over his parents fishing operations in 2014.

miniboatLisa Jess minifishScallops minihookButterfly Trawl minilocationJohnstone Strait, BC

Blake, a second generation fisherman has been fishing since he was 14 years old. He freezes his catch at sea during trips that last 2-3 weeks.

miniboatFive Kings minifishSalmon minihookTrolling minilocationNorth and Central Coast of BC

Doug Kostering

Doug Kostering

Independence Day for a Halibut Fisherman!

miniboatPaper Chase minifishHalibut and Salmon minihookBottom Longlining and Gillnetting minilocation Central Coast and Johnstone Strait, BC
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Based out of Comox, Ray fishes the BC coast alongside his son, Lee Roy. Leaving in early spring, the father-son fishing team trolls their way up the coast, fishing for lingcod, salmon, and other bountiful species, gutting and flash-freezing as they go. They fish off Haida Gwaii and out of Prince Rupert for much of the summer, providing their premium, troll caught fish directly to our CSF members.

miniboatTartu minifishLingcod & Salmon minihookTrolling minilocationWest Coast of Vancouver Island, North & Central Coast of BC

We first met Delia back in the June of 2015 when she emailed us looking for a way to connect her lovingly-grown oysters and clams to local consumers. She had heard about our CSF and was very eager that our innovative model of connecting fishermen directly to consumers might provide an alternative to selling her shellfish overseas, as is the case with the vast majority of our locally grown shellfish. We were intrigued at the possibility of being able to offer ethical, local shellfish directly to our members and at being able to help the shellfish growers of Cortes Island continue their traditional, small-scale way of life!

miniboat minifishOysters minihookBeach-grown! minilocationCortes Island, BC

Steve fishes aboard his 50’ boat, The Triple M while trolling the waters around BC’s central coast. Steve started deckhanding when he was 16 and fishes today with his own teenage kids.

miniboatThe Triple M minifishSalmon minihookTrolling minilocationCentral Coast of BC

Dean, a third generation fisherman, fishes salmon runs all along the BC coast. He has been fishing since he was a kid and still fishes alongside his father, Danny and his gillnetter.

miniboatOld Style minifishSalmon minihookGillnetting minilocationMost areas of BC Coast

Danny, a second generation fisherman, often fishes in coordination with his son, Dean.

miniboatAbout Time I minifishSalmon minihookGillnetting minilocationNorth & Central Coast of BC

Rick, a fourth generation fisherman fishes up and down the BC coast. He has been fishing for as long as he can remember.

miniboatRed Bone minifishSalmon minihookGillnetting minilocationMost areas of BC Coast

Bruce and Pilar Martinelli

Tantrums on the Tantrum 

miniboatTantrum No. 1 minifishTuna & Lingcod minihookTrolling minilocationOff the coasts of Vancouver Island, BC & Oregon/Washington
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Bruce and Pilar Martinelli

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Laurie

Member since 2018

"Reading your regular posts about who is where and what's happening in the various fishing places is so special. Helps us feel connected to the coast, the cycles, and the fish we enjoy."