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Rodrigo-Style Fish Tacos We always love getting creative recipe ideas from our fishing families, and a great resource is our friends Bruce and Pilar Martinelli who provide us with sustainable seafood: wild, lingcod and tuna. This recipe is perfect for your next Taco Tuesday night, which calls for lingcod but you could use any of … Continued

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West Coast Poutine

February 8, 2023

West Coast Poutine This creative take on a Canadian classic by our friend and member Steve W., incorporates our wild, lake caught arctic char and our fresh mussels which are grilled to perfection in this delicious comfort dish. He notes that when he cooks the fish, he usually trims it up so it looks nice … Continued

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3 Recipes to Elevate Your Date Night

February 8, 2023

With Valentine’s Day coming up, use this special opportunity to show your love through food. From scallops to tuna to salmon, take your pick from these delicious recipes and spoil your loved ones with a sustainable seafood feast! Steamed Scallops with Garlic Butter This is a recipe straight from Joel and Melissa Collier’s repertoire. Pink … Continued

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Sweet Orange Chili Marinade

February 7, 2023

Sweet Orange Chili Marinade for Salmon This simple marinade pairs perfectly with any of the wild sustainably caught salmon varietals caught by our Canadian fishing families. Pair this with roasted or freshly steamed vegetables and light and fluffy couscous or rice, and this might just be your go-to-mid week marinade! It is also great mixed … Continued

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What We Accomplished Together in 2022!

December 14, 2022

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 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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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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