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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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Skipper Otto Seasonality Guide

February 8, 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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How Chinook Salmon Saved Summer 2020

April 16, 2021

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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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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6 Best Chum Recipes to Try Today!

January 14, 2020

Chum salmon, also known as keta, can be very difficult to tell apart from sockeye when ocean caught. The flesh of a chum can vary from red to pink and has a smooth, delicate flavour with a bit less oil than other salmon species. Its lower fat content and milder flavour means chum is well-suited … Continued

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Laurie

Member since 2018

"Reading your regular posts about who is where and what's happening in the various fishing places is so special. Helps us feel connected to the coast, the cycles, and the fish we enjoy."