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With the arrival of the snow last week, winter has finally arrived in Vancouver and that means it’s time to reflect on what we have accomplished together in 2022 and to start thinking about the 2023 season. This year was the 14th season that Shaun and I have run Skipper Otto, and our 8th season … Continued

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Kelp 101

April 1, 2022

Our kelp products have earned a name for themselves ever since we started offering kelp in 2020. They’re sustainable, healthy, hand-harvested by your kelper, Dafne Romero, in Haida Gwaii. In this blog you’ll learn more about our Wakame Flakes, Kombu Flakes, and Giant Kelp Mini Flakes. Read on for our “Kelp 101” including how each type … Continued

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Fishmas Dinner Idea: Salmon en Croute Recipe

December 14, 2020

Suffice it to say, this holiday season will be different from most! For many of us, this means that we won’t be engaging in our usual holiday traditions. But instead of being sad about that (okay, in addition to being sad about that), we’re going to take this opportunity to do some things a little … Continued

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Thanks For Your Support in 2020!

November 27, 2020

What a year 2020 was! I’m so proud and humbled by all our members, including those who joined for the first time ever, and those who have been with us for years. Our members came together to support fishing families and to create a better seafood system – one that works for people, communities, and … Continued

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Meet Cary and His Hake!

April 23, 2020

We’re so excited to introduce our newest hake fisherman, Cary Williams! Cary is a 4th generation fisherman from Sointula – a small fishing village on Malcolm Island just off Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island. Although Cary’s 91-year old grandfather, Richard, has passed the business on to his 4 kids, he still runs the fishing … Continued

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I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on CTV about how our fishing families are handling the recent changes in the industry due to COVID-19, and while it is always great to see coverage of the issues that impact our fishing families, sound bites don’t really get into the nuance and detail, so I … Continued

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The Importance of Food Systems & Community

March 27, 2020

In times of crisis like this, uncertainty is the new norm. We’re fearful and anxious about what lies ahead and what we should do next. But a few things have become abundantly clear to me in the last two weeks: the importance of robust, local food systems, and the importance of community. These two values … Continued

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Kelp Brownie Recipe from Ned Bell

March 13, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Skipper Otto is adding kelp to our selection of delicious seafood products! Kelp is a great complementary addition to our collection, and sea veggies are so good for you. We’re so excited to provide our members with sustainably sourced kelp from Haida Gwaii. Dafne Romero, your new kelp harvester (or … Continued

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Know Your Kelp Harvester: Dafne Romero

February 21, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Skipper Otto is adding kelp to our selection of delicious seafood products! Kelp is a great complementary addition to our collection, and sea veggies are so good for you. We’re so excited to provide our members with sustainably sourced kelp from Haida Gwaii. We’re even happier to report that we’re … Continued

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5 Recipes to Elevate Your Date Night

February 13, 2020

With Valentine’s Day coming up, use this special opportunity to show your love through food. From shrimp to scallops to salmon, take your pick from these delicious recipes and spoil your loved ones with a seafood feast! Butter and Wine Shrimp Recipe Though it sounds fancy, this recipe is really quick and easy. Along with … Continued

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