Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery

What’s Your Business?

Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery (CSF) creates a direct connection between local fishermen and thoughtful consumers. This partnership fosters the protection of ocean resources while providing premium, wild, fairly-traded, Ocean Wise seafood.

Why Did You Start Your Business?

My father-in-law, Skipper Otto Strobel, was struggling to stay in fishing in the face of an increasingly industrial system that favours large-scale, often environmentally damaging practices. The injustices in the seafood supply chain coupled with inspiration from farmers in the CSA movement drove us to create a way for him and other small scale, sustainable ,independent fishermen to receive a fair price for their seafood. This fair-trade system also allows consumers complete supply chain transparency and the opportunity to support directly local family businesses.