News From the Top Deck


With the arrival of the snow, 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 with our … Continued

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Tandoori Salmon Bites

December 13, 2022

Tandoori Salmon Bites Wow your guests and infuse some smoked yogurt and Indian flavours, with this unique salmon bite recipe, incorporating our wild sustainable sockeye salmon! Ingredients For the Tandoori Salmon: 8 oz sockeye salmon cut into 4 2 tablespoons Tandoori spice paste 3-4 shrimp chips (garnish) micro greens (garnish) edible flowers (garnish) For the … Continued

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Garlic & White Wine Spot Prawns

November 16, 2022

Garlic & White Wine Spot Prawns We are always thrilled to share recipes from our Community Partners, and this one is a tried and true recipe from our friends on Vancouver Island at Country Grocer. It’s also a perfect way to incorporate our flash-frozen spot prawns into a simple and delicious meal to warm you … Continued

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Skipper Otto Seasonality Guide

October 14, 2022

Fishing is a difficult industry to plan, but we still like to have an idea of what to expect when! That’s why we do our best to predict what our fishing families will be catching, and when we expect it will be available for our members with our seasonality guide. Remember: these are our best … Continued

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Is There Such a Thing as Sustainable Seafood?

April 29, 2022

Especially since the release of the film “Seaspiracy,” we’ve been seeing a lot more public awareness about the environmental impacts of fishing, and questions about the possibility of sustainable seafood. It’s certainly never been a secret that the global industrial seafood system is harming the marine ecosystem. Margins are thin, prices are unpredictable, and corporations … Continued

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We say “fishing is unpredictable” a lot. Although we might know in theory when to expect a certain species, more often than not there is some complicating factor at play! Take for example, last year’s chinook salmon season.  Summer 2020 Chinook Surprise Last summer’s salmon season was disappointing for a lot of BC fishing families. Salmon … Continued

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Seafood is Brain Food!

July 17, 2020

Our members often tell us that they’ve noticed they eat more seafood since becoming Skipper Otto members. Making healthy choices for you, your family and those you feed is not always the easiest thing to pull off, so a big congratulations to those who have found ways to work more seafood into their diet! Science … Continued

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Sustainable Salmon in 2020

June 15, 2020

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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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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Lise

Member since 2018

"We’re truly pleased to be part of Skipper Otto’s community. Never before have we enjoyed such fresh seafood! That is, unless we caught the fish ourselves! :)"