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Holistic nutritionist, and Skipper Otto’s member, Melissa Evanson continues her series of nutrition-focused blog posts with a look at our wonderful chum salmon. Have questions about seafood and nutrition? Email us at [email protected] with your questions and Melissa will answer them on our Facebook page. Chum salmon, also called keta, dog or silverbrite, tends to be the least known … Continued

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Side-by-side Taste Test BBQ, 2017

August 14, 2017

It’s become an annual tradition that we invite the Skipper Otto’s team over to our home for a summer BBQ to taste our delicious seafood, compare, discuss, and choose our favourites. The catch is, they don’t know what they’re eating until the end! This is always a fun night and very enlightening as we realize … Continued

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Tips for BBQing a whole salmon

August 1, 2017

The BC Day long weekend is just a few days away. You’re having 10 people over for a BBQ. What’s a quick, easy, and impressive main dish? A whole fresh salmon on the BBQ, of course!   I’m no chef, but I’ve BBQd a lot of fish! Here are my top tips for BBQing a … Continued

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Nutrition Showdown: Farmed vs Wild Salmon

June 21, 2017

Holistic nutritionist, and Skipper Otto’s member, Melissa Evanson will be contributing some nutrition-focused blog posts over the next few months, starting with her take on the nutritional value of farmed vs. wild salmon. Have questions about seafood and nutrition? Melissa will be at the Fisherman’s Wharf pick up on Thu July 6 to answer all … Continued

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Barry invites us in for a fish fry

June 9, 2017

At the end of the first Nass sockeye salmon gillnet opening this week, Barry Marcotte invited our friend and fellow-fisherman, Chelsey Ellis down to the boat in Prince Rupert for a good old fish fry. Chelsey very kindly took photos and shared Barry’s recipe with us. Here is what she had to say! “I had … Continued

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Every year in spring, we put together our best predictions for the fishing season, what we expect to be catching and when we expect to have it available to our members. By this time of year, we have heard the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ predictions, read scientific reports, listened to traditional wisdom, and spoken … Continued

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Simple Seafood Supper Recipes: Salmon Shoyu Poke

April 4, 2017

Seafood-based suppers are some of of the simplest, most nutritious meals you can make! But many people don’t eat as much fish as they should because they aren’t sure how to prepare it. If you’re looking for easy recipes to help you include more seafood in your diet in simple, healthy ways, look no further!  We’re … 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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Record-breaking Salmon Runs in 2016

November 4, 2016

The media loves a bad news story. All summer and fall, you probably saw headlines like “‘Grim’ Fraser River salmon runs even worse than forecast” and “Low B.C. salmon stocks prompt consumer warning.” With headlines like this, it’s easy to start to wonder if we should even be eating BC salmon. There’s no doubt that … Continued

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School Lunches with Skipper Otto’s

September 28, 2016

“Fast” food doesn’t have to be unhealthy and full of social and environmental exploitation! We’ve been busy turning our seafood into convenient, ready-to-eat products to make your lives easier this busy fall season! Here are a few of our favourite quick and easy lunch ideas: Mix canned tuna or salmon with a little mayo and … Continued

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