Skipper Otto Announces BCorp™ Certification

Allison Hepworth - March 13, 2024

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Skipper Otto Announces B Corp™ Certification
Vancouver-Based Community Supported Fishery Joins Global B Corp Community, Leveraging Business as a Force for Good 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024: Traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations / Vancouver, BC Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery is pleased to announce that it is now a certified B Corporation™ (B Corp™), recognizing its deep commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.

“From day one we have been dedicated to building a company that benefits our community and our environment. We are honored to be a certified B Corp,” said Sonia Strobel, Co-founder and CEO. “We are on a mission to show the fishing industry as a whole that it is possible to deliver quality seafood at competitive prices while paying living wages to fishing families and having a minimal impact on the environment.” 

Certified B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Companies undergo a rigorous review process of environmental and social practices and policies and are given an overall impact score. Based on the B Impact Assessment™, Skipper Otto earned an overall score of 109.6, going well beyond the required score of 80 to qualify for B Corp certification.

“Skipper Otto is an excellent example of what we look for in Certified B Corporations. Its mission to keep small-scale fishing alive in Canada and protect ocean resources is a testament to its commitment to people and the planet. We’re pleased to have the company join our global community of B Corps,” said Sarah Silverman, Director, Marketing & Communications at B Lab US & Canada.

The B Corp certification is in addition to Skipper Otto becoming a certified Living Wage Employer in 2023 and continuing as an Ocean Wise partner. To learn more about Skipper Otto or to get direct access to wild-caught, West Coast seafood, please visit


About Skipper Otto 

Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery is an innovative solution for home cooks to source premium, wild seafood directly from independent, Canadian fishing families. Skipper Otto is on a mission to keep small-scale fishing alive in Canada, protect our valuable ocean resources, and ensure everyone has access to traceable, sustainably-caught, west coast seafood.

About B Corp Certification

B Corp Certification assesses the overall social and environmental impact of a company. To achieve B Corp Certification, a company must meet a score of at least 80 points in the B Impact Assessment, an evaluation of a company’s positive impact, and pass a risk review, an evaluation of a company’s negative impact. 

It must change its corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders, and exhibit transparency by allowing information about their B Corp Certification performance to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website. B Corps recertify every three years and, once certified, are expected to increase their score over time as they progress towards becoming more equitable, inclusive, and regenerative businesses. 

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Alison Gallagher
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Allison Hepworth - March 13, 2024

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Skipper Otto Announces BCorp™ Certification

Allison Hepworth - March 13, 2024

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