Our family-run business links conscientious consumers to local, fresh, sustainable, affordable, and fairly traded seafood.
Otto Strobel has been fishing the BC coast since the 1960’s and his son, Shaun, grew up fishing along side him. Your membership helps ensure that our family can continue its fishing livelihood for another season in the face of big corporate Seine fishing, fish farms, and rising fuel prices. Our CSF now supports numerous other fishing families as well.
How do Community Supported Fisheries work?
CSF members provide fishermen with financial support in advance of the season in exchange for a share of premium, wild, fresh BC seafood caught during the season.
+ Increases access to premium, locally caught seafood
+ Establishes a transparent chain-of-custody from boat to fork
+ Develops relationships between fishermen and community members, creating a more robust local food system
+ Consumers learn about local fisheries practices and concerns directly from the fishermen and fishermen gain knowledge about what their consumers value.
+ Ensures independent, small-scale fishermen receive a fair price for their catch and are able to remain in an industry dominated by big business and aquaculture
Thank you for supporting our family fishing business! You probably have lots of questions about what a CSF is and how it works, what it costs and what you get, who we are and how to get in touch. Take a look around, and thanks for checking us out!
News from the Farm
- Coast Capital Innovation Hub Grant December 1, 2013
- CSF Gift Certificates December 1, 2013
- AGM (Members Only) on 11/29/2013 November 22, 2013
- How to Place Your Orders: Prairie edition November 14, 2013
- We've been nominated for a Best Community Impact Award! November 8, 2013
- Fisheries Law Centre is looking for volunteers! November 8, 2013
- Nat Bailey Stadium Market on 4/26/2014 October 28, 2013
- Fishing this week October 14, 2013
- CSF's in National Geographic October 7, 2013
- Survey reminder October 7, 2013