Share In Our Harvest
Until now, 98% of the fish we land in New Hampshire leaves the Seacoast without ever getting to you. We want you to have our fish first! We'd like to offer you a weekly share of our harvest. When you become a member of our community supported fishery (CSF), you get a share of different, delicious, off-the boat fresh seafood caught locally by your NH fishermen and delivered to you direct from the offload. For more details on how to join us and what we offer, go to the "Sign up for a CSF/Buy Stock in NHCS" tab.
We are your local New Hampshire fishermen. We've been fishing the waters off your coast for the last 400 years. We helped build the economy and our nation. But over the past few years, drastic cuts in some groundfish quotas, low prices for lobster and the continued high cost of fuel have threatened to end this proud tradition.
Fishing boats from Seabrook, Hampton, Rye Harbor, and Portsmouth Harbor have decided to take their future into their own hands by organizing into a harvest cooperative. They agreed to work together through legal contracts to better protect marine resources, to fish more selectively, and to take ownership of the share of the fish that they have to catch.
So, join us in our movement to take back our vital marine resources by signing up for one of our CSFs. And, IF you are a member of any of our CSFs, you could also directly invest in New Hampshire Community Seafood (NHCS) by buying one share of stock in our organization for $100.
As a consumer-stockholder, you would be entitled to:
- Vote for a consumer representative on our board of directors,
- Vote on other important issues related to the CSF,
- Share in a portion of any dividend that accrues at the end of the year (paid back proportional to patronage),
- Receive an invitation to attend our annual shareholder celebration in July, where you'll meet our fishermen and share a fish fry!
So join our community, eat fresher fish, and support your local
New Hampshire Fishermen!