News From the Top Deck


We are happy to share that the salmon season has begun, and our fishers report a good start to the season! That said, we wanted to provide our members with an update on what we expect for the season ahead, and which salmon species will be available for 2023. Sockeye Salmon  From all accounts, it … Continued

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Pan Seared Wild Salmon

June 28, 2023

Pan Seared Wild Salmon  Wild BC Salmon is so delicious, it doesn’t need heavy sauces or much enhancement! That’s why we love this simple and light citrus glaze using lemon, salt, and butter. Ingredients Skipper Otto Salmon Fillets Two 5 oz Skipper Otto salmon fillets 1 tbsp kosher salt Half a lemon 1 tbsp Canola … Continued

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Bang Bang Rockfish Pasta

June 14, 2023

Bang Bang Rockfish Pasta: Loaded with flavour, it’s the sauce that puts the “bang” in this Bang Bang recipe. Instead of using the traditional deep fried shrimp, this recipe incorporates our Yellowtail Rockfish cooked in a skillet.  Whether you cook it on the stovetop or on the grill, why not try this delicious, simple (and … Continued

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Standing Up for Our Fishers: A Message from Sonia

June 8, 2023

The reason I co-founded Skipper Otto with my husband Shaun, was to stand up for and support independent fishing families, and this mission has never been more important. On Friday June 2nd, armed DFO officers visited both our Fisherman’s Wharf location in False Creek, Vancouver, as well as our cold storage facility in Surrey, BC, … Continued

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Beer Battered Lingcod Recipe

June 7, 2023

If you haven’t tried lingcod, you are in for a serious treat. Named for its resemblance to both the ling and cod, the lingcod is actually not related to either of them. Its mild taste and flakey texture are similar to more classic fish and chips choices, like cod or haddock, but lingcod is slightly … Continued

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Every year, we look forward to hearing from Pilar and Bruce Martinelli and the adventures of Rex, their son, while out fishing for lingcod aboard their boat the ‘Tantrum No.1’. We hope you enjoy this fantastic account of their trip in Pilar’s own words: A new year… a new season… a new experience. Once again, … Continued

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Skipper Otto Seasonality Guide

May 31, 2023

Fishing is a difficult industry to plan, but we always like to let our members know what to expect for the coming year! We do our best to predict what our fishers will be catching – and when we expect it will be available, so we created this handy seasonality guide. Remember though: these are … Continued

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One Pan Mediterranean Lingcod

May 19, 2023

One Pan Mediterranean Lingcod This is a simple one pan lingcod dish that can be done on the BBQ (or in the oven), and is perfect to keep the heat outside on those hot summer nights! Easily doubled and baked on a sheet pan instead, you can also try different vegetables like asparagus, yellow squash … Continued

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Tortilla Crusted Stuffed Rockfish with Mini Scalloped Potatoes

May 10, 2023

Tortilla Crusted Stuffed Rockfish with Mini Scalloped Potatoes A fun and easy dinner using our rockfish (or substitute sablefish or any white fish), is stuffed with Monterey jack cheese and asparagus then rolled up and coated in your favourite flavoured tortilla chips. By adding the optional mini scalloped potatoes as the base, it makes a … Continued

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Oat Crusted Lingcod

May 4, 2023

Oat Crusted Lingcod A lighter version of the normal deep fried cod recipes, this oat crusted lingcod pairs perfectly with a light salad. Included are instructions to make your own tartar sauce for the fish, or thin it out and use as a salad dressing. This dish can be pan fried on the stovetop or, … Continued

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Amy

Member since 2011

"Getting salmon from Skipper Otto's makes living in Regina so much better... I'm from Vancouver, and having such delicious salmon "from home" is an amazing treat. My family and I are grateful. "