News From the Top Deck


2017 has been a fantastic season for all of us at Skipper Otto’s. Your membership dollars had a huge impact on us and all our fishing families and I wanted to share some of the highlights of the season with you! Membership Exploded! When we launched Skipper Otto’s in 2008 for the 2009 fishing season, … Continued

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CSFs reconnect consumers and fishing families… by Sarah Hughes, concretegarden.ca

June 14, 2017

Read the full story at concretegarden.ca. “IF THERE’S ONE THING I feel most conflicted about eating, it’s seafood. My biggest guilty pleasure is built on one of the most unsustainable food industries on our blue planet. Scummy fish farms, excessive by-catch, destructive bottom trawls, inhumane shrimp—the list goes on and on. Luckily, for people like me, … Continued

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The Grounds for Seafood Pricing

June 14, 2017

You may have noticed that prices of seafood are on the rise everywhere. If you’ve ever wondered why this is happening and how prices are set, we’ve got the inside scoop below.   It takes a lot to unravel seafood prices. Our family has been fishing for almost 50 years and we’re still learning about how … Continued

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You should join the best co-op in Vancouver By Bob Kronbauer, Vancouver Is Awesome

May 29, 2017

Read the full story at Vancouver Is Awesome. “One year ago today I put $300 into a seafood co-op called Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery, after a recommendation by my friend Chad Brealey (host of the food show Salt, Fresh & Field). The idea is a bit like going in on a cow with friends and filling your … Continued

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Top 15 Sustainable Initiatives in British Columbia, L’Autre Couleur by Emie-Claude Lamoureux

December 2, 2016

Read the full story at L’Autre Couleur. “British Columbia is home to so many sustainable companies, organizations, influencers and movements. It was quite difficult to choose our Top 15 Sustainable Initiatives in British Columbia! After reviewing various mission statements, strategies and developments, we are happy to feature these amazing sustainable initiatives that are improving, protecting and … Continued

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As he was fishing this Tuesday in the upper boundary of the Alberni Inlet in Barkley Sound, our fisherman Shaun came across several big size seiners, catching most of the daytime fish. The sight of these “neighbors” made us think of Skipper Otto’s CSF mission, to ensure that independent, small-scale, low impact fishermen receive a … Continued

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Betty

Member since 2015

"Thank you for another great year of delicious seafood products. I look forward to continuing my membership with you in 2019 (entering year #4)."