News From the Top Deck


Many of our members say they’ve noticed they eat more seafood since becoming Skipper Otto’s members and we applaud you for making healthy choices for you and the friends and family you feed. It’s not just an old wives tale — eating fish at least once a week actually does thicken your brain and decrease … Continued

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‘Largest’ recorded chum salmon run: 2 million fish overload nets, burden boats, By Yvette Brend, CBC News

November 5, 2016

Read the full story at CBC.ca. ‘I knew guys that were having nets starting to sink there were so many extra fish’ “Record numbers of chum salmon — two million fish — returned to B.C’s West Coast this year, bringing good news for fishermen fatigued by word of record lows of Fraser River sockeye. “We’ve had … Continued

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Be Informed: Fukushima Update

June 2, 2014

Let’s start our week and summer with good news on the health of our oceans, four years on from the damaged caused by the Tōhoku earthquake and resulting tsunami on the Fukushima nuclear power plant. We researched the latest on the topic because we want our members to know that the Canadian West Coast and Alaska … Continued

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Seafood Delight instead of Seafood Fraud!

May 27, 2014

What if you could have a delicious and healthy seafood dinner, without worrying about where your fish comes from, how it was caught or even if it’s really wild salmon that you’re barbequing? In an industry where one in three fish sold in restaurants or stores is mislabeled, our Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery cuts … Continued

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Fishermen shocked by DFO manipulation on herring

March 1, 2014

Interesting press press release (below) about the herring fishery. Shaun and several of our other CSF fishermen are some of the 250 fishermen getting ready to go out and fish herring. They have already paid substantial amounts of money for the right to fish (quota, etc.) which will end up being about half of their … Continued

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The federal government has transferred its authority to assess whether a pipeline would damage fish and fish habitat from the Fisheries Department to the National Energy Board. Read more about it in this Vancouver Sun article

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We are in the news!

January 16, 2014

This week we started at ISIS, the venture accelerator we’ll be part of for 2014. It has been a bit of a whirlwind so far, and has led to lots of interest in what we’re doing. Shaun and Sonia have been busy with interviews! Check out some of the stories on Skipper Otto’s below: CBC … Continued

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CSF’s in National Geographic

October 7, 2013

Check out this great National Geographic article about CSF’s and other examples of seafood entrepreneurship in the United States. Our Alaskan friends at the Copper River Wild Salmon Company are starting up a local processing plant. Their nonprofit facility will enable local fishermen to have control over the processing, labeling, and distribution of their high quality … Continued

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Fukushima – should we be worried?

August 29, 2013

How worried should we be about the Fukushima radiation that is still leaking uncontrollably? There are still a lot of unknowns, but things look good for Pacific Salmon. Unfortunately, things are not looking so hot for tuna, and seafood imported from Japan is not a good idea. However, experts say that the radiation from eating … Continued

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The local food movement is growing and fish needs to be part of that movement

August 19, 2013

Interesting article on why ecolabels aren’t enough when it comes to buying seafood. As the fishing industry consolidates, our local fishermen are struggling to make a living.  I want to support local fishermen because they are the best stewards of the oceans they fish in. They want healthy fish populations and healthy oceans because they … Continued

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Jennifer

Member since 2018

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