Join our growing community and enjoy fresh, sustainable seafood while supporting local fishing families!

Why does joining early matter?

When we founded Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery in 2008, my father-in-law, Otto, was being forced out of fishing. High upfront costs and uncertainty about what he would be paid for his fish meant that he could not even break-even year over year. When we started Skipper Otto in 2009, it was the first time in nearly 40 years that Otto didn’t need to max out his line of credit before he left for fishing, and he knew that he would be paid fairly for whatever sustainable catch he brought in. It allowed him to fish for 8 more years alongside his son. We think it’s pretty special that he was able to fish long enough to introduce his 2 young grandsons to fishing as well!

Today, your early membership dollars mean the same is true for over 30 fishing families. By joining before March, when our fishing families are nailing down their season’s plans, you give us a better idea how many families we can support. We can give them the peace of mind that we WILL buy their catch and they WILL be paid fairly and promptly for continuing to do things right. And when upfront costs threaten to drive a fisherman out of the industry, your support means we can provide those funds when they need it without using that money to lock them into unfair agreements.

So, make a difference in your community, and register today to support the traditional way of life of our local fishing families!