How it Works

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Sign Up

Use our Share Size Calculator to
estimate how much seafood you want
this year in $100 increments.

Don’t worry about getting the size
perfect. You can top-up or roll over
unused small balances later.

Pay a small annual membership fee.

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Place an Order

Browse our online store
as the catch comes in.

Spend your share credits on what
you want, when you want.

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Pick Up Your Seafood

Choose from our locations across Canada.
We add new locations as we
gain new community partners.

Check out our full list.


Our Story

We started Skipper Otto’s in 2008 to help Shaun’s dad,
Otto, get a fair price for his catch and to connect directly with seafood lovers in Vancouver.

With the support of our members, Otto enjoyed many more seasons of fishing. As demand grew through members telling their friends, Shaun returned to fishing alongside his dad and eventually introduced our sons, Oliver and Lyndon, to commercial fishing.

Today, Skipper Otto’s supports dozens of independent fishing families like ours. We know you’ll
love getting to know your fishermen and feeding your family seafood you can feel good about!

– Sonia and Shaun Strobel, Co-founders

Enjoy your Catch!

Browse our recipe collection and savour the best
seafood you’ve ever tasted! Vancouver members
can also borrow smokers, canners, and vacuum
sealers from our free equipment library!

Why We’re Different

Fair Trade
Our fishermen are paid a fair price for their catch. The industrial system often underpays fishermen and we’re helping to change that.

Our fishermen use the low impact practices passed down by their
parents and grandparents, harvesting 100% Ocean Wise recommended
seafood. This stands in stark contrast to an industry now dominated by big
business and fish farms.

For every item, you’ll know the fisherman who caught it, where
it was caught, and the boat and fishing gear used.

Infographic: Skipper Otto's CSF's supply chain starts with the fisherman, goes to Skipper Otto's, then on to the customer. Conventional supply chains are much more complicated with many middle-men.

What You Get

Our share credit system is flexible with no regular commitment needed. You decide how much to
spend by choosing what you like, when you like from one of our dozens of pick-up locations across the country.

We have a huge a variety of fresh, frozen, sushi-grade, whole, and portioned products as well
as canned and smoked seafood.

As a member, you choose only what you want from our catch. Frozen, smoked, and canned products are available at all pick-up locations, but fresh and live seafood is only available at
the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf in Vancouver.

Check out our full list of products here.

The best seafood you’ve ever tasted
Our fishermen uphold the highest standards in quality. They hand-pick each fish from their hooks
and nets and place them into shaved sea ice or freeze them at sea. You get catch-day freshness with all our seafood.

Sound Expensive? It’s not!
Cutting out middle-men means that fishermen can be paid a living wage AND you pay prices similar to what you would pay elsewhere for a comparable product. Premium, fair trade seafood doesn’t have
to break the bank.