News From the Top Deck


I’m not sure if you heard the news, but back in October 2019, an organization representing the larger seafood companies in BC announced that they were voluntarily withdrawing from the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainable fisheries certification program for sockeye, chum, and pink salmon. This means that sockeye, chum, and pink salmon caught in BC … Continued

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Interview With Bruce, Pilar & Rex Martinelli!

January 7, 2020

Bruce, Pilar and Rex Martinelli are back for an interview to talk lingcod and tuna fishing, favourite recipes, family life on and off board, and why they love working with Skipper Otto and eating Canadian sustainable seafood. If you missed their last story, Pilar writes to us about having their toddler, Rex, on board, the … Continued

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Getting Chummy – How We Grade Our Chum Salmon

August 20, 2019

Would you believe that these three fish are all the same species of salmon? They are all at different phases of spawning, but they’re all Oncorhynchus keta, better known as chum salmon! In a year where chum is one of the most abundant salmon species, we thought we’d help our readers learn to appreciate the value of chum salmon at every phase … Continued

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Skipper Otto is Now Available in Victoria!

March 22, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Skipper Otto memberships are now available in Victoria, BC Folks in Victoria interested in becoming members will now be able to pick up their orders at the Red Barn Market at 751 Vanalman Rd. One of the things I find most inspiring about my work at Skipper Otto is … Continued

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Why We Love Chum (Keta) Salmon

August 17, 2017

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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