Sockeye test fishing with Meighan Makarchuk

After a brief closure the commercial sockeye fishery is back up and running. In order to help assess and properly manage the fishery, Organic Ocean conducts test fishing for sockeye on behalf of the Pacific Salmon Commission. Test fishing days consist of catching 100 fish and collecting their DNA samples for research. The research data is then used by Fisheries […]

Salmon Habitat Restoration Program

Organic Ocean hosted a visit by SHaRP (Salmon Habitat Restoration Program) yesterday afternoon at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf, by Granville Island. As part of our commitment to being a 100% sustainable company, Organic Ocean has adopted environmentally responsible fishing practices, but we are also taking on a variety of other environmental initiatives in an effort to maximize our positive impact. […]

B Corp Certification

Organic Ocean became a Certified B Corporation in August of 2018. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. Organic Ocean was certified by the non-profit B Lab […]

Salmon Season is Open!

Dane and the crew, which included renowned chef Brett Vibber of Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine in Cave Creek Arizona (  https://www.instagram.com/cartwrightsaz/) set out on the Carte Blanche’s first trip of the season. The Carte Blanche is equipped with a vessel monitoring system that provides real-time location data. You can follow along with where the crew is fishing on the map below. They […]

BC Seafood Festival

Steve Johansen will be representing Organic Ocean at the BC Seafood Festival, June 16 & 17, 2018 in Comox, BC. There will be celebrity chef demos, seafood tasting stations, craft beer and wine tasting, an oyster shucking competition, and more! Do you have your tickets yet?!

Commercial Fishermen Support Cuts in Chinook Catches

The commercial fishing industry in BC is supporting a move to shut down the Chinook salmon fishery in parts of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Gulf Islands as well as partial closures in the mouth of the Fraser River.