Skipper Otto Seasonality Guide

Celine - February 8, 2022

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Fishing is a difficult industry to plan, but we still like to have an idea of what to expect when! That’s why we do our best to predict what our fishing families will be catching, and when we expect it will be available for our members with our seasonality guide. Remember: these are our best predictions only – fishing always surprises us, and eating with the ecosystem means we’re at the whim of Mother Nature!

Seasonality Guide

This chart shows month by month when we expect these species to be caught/harvested. It doesn’t mean we won’t have them in stock other times of the year (thank you, flash freezing!) but it does indicate when they’re likely to be available again if they are currently sold out. It is good to keep in mind that fishing is always a bit uncertain! There are many factors that may affect exactly when each species is available, including weather, fishing openings, abundance, access to fish processing (cutting and freezing), and fishing schedules might vary due to the current shape of the export market! It’s not a hard science, so please keep that in mind when thinking about your seafood schedule!

 

As a reminder, fresh and live products are only available at our False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf pick-up location in Vancouver, however all our flash-frozen, canned, dried, and smoked products are available at all our pick-up locations.

The Difference Flash-Freezing Makes

All of our flash-frozen products keep their catch-day freshness and nutrition for a very long time, so there’s no need to stop eating seafood through the winter. The high vitamin D levels in seafood make it especially valuable to have in your diet during the dark winter months! We recommend stocking up at your last pick-up of the year to get the best selection and to keep you eating seafood right through until your first pick-up of the new year!

 

Celine - February 8, 2022


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Skipper Otto Seasonality Guide

Celine - February 8, 2022

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