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Posted 11/28/2020 10:07am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



 

Welcome to our Week 12 of our Fall Session of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! We hope you had an enjoyable and seafood filled Thanksgiving Holiday.

This week the Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock and our Shellfish Shares and Add on is Scallops from our friends in New Bedford, Mass. 

Important things to remember:

  • We buy most of our seafood from small NH day boat fishermen and support our local working waterfront
  • Haddock is all pre-ordered, please do not do a self substitution of your Catch of the Week with haddock, it really messes things up
  • Shellfish is every other week and all Members are invited on the Friday before to purchase for the upcoming Shellfish week
  • All Membership questions should be directed to our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com or 603-988-4866

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. 

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Our Pollock are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and are most common on the western Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. A different species of Atlantic Pollock, commonly known as saithe, is found in the Eastern Atlantic.

Atlantic Pollock differs from Cod in that they have a greenish hue and slightly darker flesh. Not to be confused with Alaskan Pollock, found in the Pacific Ocean and one of the most harvested fish in the world. Alaskan Pollock is often times found in frozen fish sticks and fish fillets and a main ingredient in seafood salad and many processed seafood products.

And according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Atlantic Pollock is also one of the five Gulf of Maine fish, that you really can feel good about eating!

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen for the week are Captain Jayson Driscoll and his seasoned deckhand, Lucas Raymond of the F/V Witchcraft, our of Rye, NH. Jay has been fishing for most of his life and docks in Rye Harbor and is a mentor to several young fishermen. 

Thanks to these hard working fishermen for going 6 hours out and 6 hours back to fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine, to catch our Pollock this week!

The F/V Witchcraft at Rye Harbor, NH

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Our Atlantic Pollock has a white, firm flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. It is low in saturated fat and a great source of B 12 vitamins! It is also very versatile and so easy to cook! 

Pollock is great in fish any blackened recipe (like above on the grill).Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.
 
All fish should be cooked according to this rule of thumb: 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Our pollock fillets are about a half to three quarters of an inch, so should be cooked for 5-8 minutes total.
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
 
Scallops next week fresh from our Guestboat in New Bedford! Order by Sunday night, using the link in your Friday email.
Scallops come in 20-30 per/lb  and are available in 1lb and 5lb bags! They freeze well too, so you can stock up!

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Scrod Haddock is available every week as a pre ordered Add on for both Weekly members and Flexible Fish Members. 

Additional Catch of the Week is available every week also.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

Weekly Members order here

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT. 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

PAYMENTS $$$

If you still owe us money, please send us a check for your balance, if over $50 to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your continued support for our NH fishing communities and our local economy! We appreciate it and so does our fishing community. 

Every pound of seafood you purchase helps to support our fishing industry today!

All the best, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/20/2020 2:48pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 11 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), starting on Monday, next Thanksgiving Week. Happy Thanksgiving in advance, we hope you will enjoy your fish as much as your turkey!

The Catch of the Week is New England's only grouper species, the Acadian Redfish!  Certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Redfish is strictly managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and plentiful in our Gulf of Maine. 

Important things to remember:

  • Pick up Location changes for next week are as follows: 
  • Brookford, Manchester, Henniker, Cole Gardens, Northwood- MOVING TO WEDNESDAY, same time and place
  • Brentwood, MOVING TO TUESDAY, same time and place
  • Brasen Hill Farm MOVING TO FRIDAY, same time and place
  • You can always check in on your Member status, orders you have made and Pick up location changes and balances at our Member login here
  • Our Fall Session ends January 2, we start back in April 2021

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ACADIAN REDFISH

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or as seen in many local Market Basket chains, "Ocean Perch". Often times, this fish is substituted for the tropical fish, Red Snapper. This is our northern Atlantic Grouper species! This big eyed fish looks like a tropical fish from the islands. A member of the Rockfish (Grouper) family, the Redfish is a deep water, goggle eyed, slow-growing fish that spans from Norway to Georges Bank in our Atlantic Ocean.

Not to be confused with Red Snapper, a southern species down south, the Redfish births live young (very rare with fish) and can live to be up to 50 years old! This species, once thought of as by-catch or lobster bait, is quickly becoming one of the more popular fish in the US, especially here in New England!

 

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fisherman this will be a Guestboat, F/V Trish II, out of iconic Gloucester, MA. 

Acadian Redfish live deep and far offshore. Sometimes, we rely on larger trawlers out of Gloucester, to be able to provide our Members with a wide variety of underutilized, yet local fish. 


 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Redfish tacos with edilbe flower garnish at Vida Cantina, Portmsouth

(Courtesy of Vida Cantina)

Redfish fillets are thin and come with the skin on. All the good Omega-3's are in the skin! Cook these fillets for just a few minutes, on each side if frying, grilling or sautéing! Season overnight for full flavor.

Click here for our recipes for Redfish our Pinterest Page. A common way to serve up this delectable fish is in tacos and it is often a favorite with children!

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
 
Check out Revival Kitchen in Bar, Depot Street, Concord, NH!

To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Redfish.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance of $50 or more to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thanks much for all your support this Fall Session! Your contribution to our CSF helps keep our fishermen afloat in struggling times.

Thanks and have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Weekend!

 
All the best,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/13/2020 3:00pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Welcome to Week 10 of our 16- week Fall Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Season!  This week, our Catch of the Week is Atlantic Haddock and our Shellfish Share will be Oysters, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH.

Important things to know:

  • In addition to next week, we will be promoting oyster pick ups, at Virgin Oyster Company headquarters in Dover, the week of Thanksgiving, stay tuned for details!
  • Your purchase of seafood from NHCS helps support our NH and regional fishermen, scallopers, lobstermen and oyster farmers!
  • Haddock is the Catch of the Week and will be labelled "Fresh Fish" at your pick up
  • Additional Haddock and Oysters are available for both Weekly Members and Flexible Fish Members

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-HADDOCK

 

ATLANTIC HADDOCK 

A cousin to the cod, the popular Haddock spans both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In our western Atlantic, Haddock can be found from Newfoundland to Cape May, New Jersey. A cold water species, the Haddock is most abundant in the Gulf of Maine and especially offshore on Georges Bank.

Haddock prefer a gravel or rocky bottom and can live up to 10 years old. Grayish-silver in color, with a distinctive black lateral line and black 'thumbprint" along the side, haddock are also easily recognized by their pointed, shark-like, front dorsal fin. This species feeds primarily on mollusks, crustaceans and herring.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this week will be our Guestboat fishermen from Portland, ME and Gloucester, MA. Check our Facebook page next week for details. 

  

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

                                              Baked haddock (Photo courtesy recipetineats)

Haddock is incredibly versatile. You can substitute it in almost any fish recipe and it's a staple in New England fish chowder! Baked, grilled, broiled or pan sauteed, you can't lose with Haddock.

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock on our Pinterest Page.

Haddock fillets are firm and tender. They are denser than a cod fillet and have a sweet, mild flavor. Most fried fish sandwiches and fish and chips meals you will find in New England are haddock. This is a well managed and abundant New England species and is plentiful in our Gulf of Maine.

Remember the Cardinal Cooking Rule for Fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness! If you use this method, you can never go wrong with any of our fish!

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

 

Oysters this week from Virgin Oyster Company. "Free range" oysters are big and full of flavor!

Oysters are live in the shell and come in 1 dozen and 5 dozen bags! 

Weekly Add ons order here.

Flexible Fish order here.

We will also direct you to Virgin Oyster Company the week of Thanksgiving, for all your Thanksgiving oyster needs! Look for an email on Monday, Thanksgiving week!

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
 
                    
                           We love doing business with Vida Cantina in Portsmouth
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com
 

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week.

Since Haddock is the Catch of the week, all fish will be labelled FRESH FISH

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance (if over $50) to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions

Thank you for your continued support for our local fishing industry. Enjoy your Haddock and Oysters and thanks for supporting our working waterfront in NH and our surroundings!

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

Posted 11/7/2020 9:31am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



 

Welcome to Week 9 of the Fall Session in our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! This week the Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock. We hope you enjoyed the Flounder and Crabs this past week.

Welcome all new members and all of our 8-week Members who extended their Membership!

Important things to remember:

  • Our Fall Session runs until January 2 and then we take a break until April
  • We buy most of our seafood from small NH day boat fishermen and support our local working waterfront
  • Haddock is all pre-ordered, please do not do a self substitution of your Catch of the Week with haddock, it really messes things up
  • Shellfish is every other week and all Members are invited on the Friday before to purchase for the upcoming Shellfish week, Oysters Week 10
  • All Membership questions should be directed to our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com or 603-988-4866

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. 

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Our Pollock are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and are most common on the western Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. A different species of Atlantic Pollock, commonly known as saithe, is found in the Eastern Atlantic.

Atlantic Pollock differs from Cod in that they have a greenish hue and slightly darker flesh. Not to be confused with Alaskan Pollock, found in the Pacific Ocean and one of the most harvested fish in the world. Alaskan Pollock is often times found in frozen fish sticks and fish fillets and a main ingredient in seafood salad and many processed seafood products.

And according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Atlantic Pollock is also one of the five Gulf of Maine fish, that you really can feel good about eating!

Five Gulf of Maine Fish You Can Feel Good About Eating

Here are five Gulf of Maine fish that provide an opportunity to support local fishermen, promote a healthy ecosystem, and eat a delicious meal

Atlantic Mackerel-Cape (Dogfish Shark)-Whiting-Redfish-Atlantic Pollock

Whether cooking at home or ordering out, conscientious shoppers often face difficult choices. But when it comes to seafood, there are plenty of fish you can feel good about eating. 

Source: Jul 23, 2015 GMRI Supporting Sustainable Seafood Blog

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen for the week are Captain Jayson Driscoll and his seasoned deckhand, Lucas Raymond of the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH. Jay has been fishing for most of his life and docks in Rye Harbor and is a mentor to several young fishermen. Also helping out again with this week's catch is F/V Lady Victoria, Captained by Puggy Felch with right hand man, Colin Barnard, out of Seabrook.

Thanks to these hard working fishermen for going 6 hours out and 6 hours back to fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine, to catch our Pollock this week!

F/V Lady Victoria, Seabrook,  NH


Deckhand Lucas Raymond, F/V Witchcraft, Rye, NH

 Colin Barnard, deckhand, fishes on the F/V Lady Victoria

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Our Atlantic Pollock has a white, firm flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. It is low in saturated fat and a great source of B 12 vitamins! It is also very versatile and so easy to cook! 

Pollock is great in fish any blackened recipe (like above on the grill).Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.
 
All fish should be cooked according to this rule of thumb: 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Our pollock fillets are about a half to three quarters of an inch, so should be cooked for 5-8 minutes total.
  

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Scrod Haddock is available every week as a pre-ordered Add on for both Weekly members and Flexible Fish Members. 

Additional Catch of the Week, Atlantic Pollock, is also available.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

Weekly Members order here

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT. 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

PAYMENTS $$$

If you still owe us money, please send us a check for your balance, if over $50 to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your continued support for our NH fishing communities and our local economy! We really appreciate your support and so do all of our fishermen!

Every pound of seafood you purchase helps to support our fishing industry today!

All the best, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/3/2020 7:11am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Good morning and welcome to pandemic Election Day! Here is a welcome distraction for you:

Your 8-week Membership (ends this week) can easily be extended, if you would like to continue with our Community Supported Fishery until the end of the year!

Simply "update" your Membership here and choose the 16-week Fish Share option! And if you like Shellfish, we also offer a 16-week Biweekly Shellfish Share!

We hope you will consider extending your Membership, if you do so by Monday, you will have no interruption in delivery!

Thanks for your support for our local fishing community! Stay warm and stay safe. 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/31/2020 8:07am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Welcome to Week 8 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), starting on Monday! This is also a Biweekly Shellfish Week, Jonah Crabs are on the menu! Order with link below in the Shellfish section.

The Catch of the Week is Flounder, it's been awhile since we have been able to offer this iconic New England fish!

Important things to remember:

  • We are a cooperative, with fishermen and consumer Shareholders. We pay all our coop member harvesters a fair market price plus, for fish,  a .50/lb incentive on all purchases! 
  • You can always check in on your Member status, orders you have made and Pick up location changes and balances at our Member login here
  • Crabs come live with bags available

CATCH OF THE WEEK-FLOUNDER

Our Flounder Catch this week will be primarily Winter Flounder, aka "Blackbacks".

The Winter flounder or "Blackbacks", got their name because of their migrations-in winter. Adults migrate from offshore areas where they feed to inshore areas like bays and estuaries, where they spawn. This is also a right eyed flounder. Winter flounder has a sweet taste and firm texture and is often the standard to which other flounder species are compared. Winter flounder absorbs seasoning and marinades readily and cooks up great on the grill. 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fisherman this will be a Guestboat from New Bedford,Massachusetts, the F/V Mary Kay. Our NH fishermen catch limited Flounder this time of year and we rely on our friends from Mass for these fish!

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

 

Cooking with Flounder is a delicate process. We like to remind all our members of the Cardinal rule for cooking any fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of thickness. These fillets will be very thin, so just a few minutes each side will do!

Here are some great flounder recipes from our Pinterest Page here and a link to our blog with recipe ideas and videos here.

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

 


Live Jonah Crabs this week from our friends in Brunswick, ME. We have limited quantity of NH crabs this week, so we are supporting our fellow lobstermen in Maine.

Crabs come in 6-crab lots, we have a limited quantity available as Add ons, so order ASAP!

Don't know what to do with these crustacean creatures? Check out our friend picking crabs live,   Rita "Peachie" Stevens, fourth generation Maine Islander here.

Weekly Add ons order here.

Flexible Fish order here.

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Flounder.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance of $50 or more to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thanks much for all your support this Fall Session! We appreciate all your support for our local fishing industry and our working waterfronts here in New England. 

All the best,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/23/2020 2:14pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

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Welcome to Week 7 of our Fall Session, which next Monday. This week's Catch of the Week is White Hake! Welcome to all our new members this week!

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White hake is a popular "whitefish" with a delicate and sweet flavor.

Important things to remember:

  • WE CANNOT SUBSTITUTE HADDOCK FOR THE CATCH OF THE WEEK: Our mission is to market underutilized fish caught by our local fishermen. Please do not take Haddock from your pick up location if you don't care of the Catch of the Week, all haddock is pre-ordered
  • You can check the status of your Membership, credits, holds, and all Add on orders here, at our Member Login portal
  • Biweekly Shellfish week starts Week 2 of Fall Session
  • Biweekly Shellfish Shares are all prepaid, but we have extras most times for all members
  • Every pound of seafood you purchase from our cooperative helps to benefit a local fisherman or woman, thanks so much

    CATCH OF THE WEEK

     

    The Catch of the Week is White Hake. White Hake is a benthic fish species typically found in Atlantic Ocean from Cape Hatteras to southern Labrador and are primarily caught using gillnets by our NH Fishermen.

    White hake are cousins to the Whiting and Red Hake and sustainably caught throughout the Gulf of Maine. Larger hake are called "sow hake" and these are the size our fleet usually catches far offshore near a place called Platts Bank. 

     

KNOW YOUR FISHERMAN
 
Our fishermen for the week will be the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, Captain Jay Driscoll and deckhand Lucas Raymond. Both fishermen are members of our partner, Yankee Fishermen's Cooperative, in Seabrook!
 
 
F/V Lady Victoria, in Seabrook Harbor
 
 
Sow hake onboard, with heads removed
 
 F/V Witchcraft, in Rye Harbor
 
Jay Driscoll (right) and deckhand Lucas Raymond have been fishing together several years

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS


Photo courtesty of Pinterest

White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters, crabs and shrimp! Their flesh is white, thick and has a flaky consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest Page here.  

Hake is very versatile. Try seasoning them the night before for superior flavor.

Manager, Andrea Tomlinson's attempt at photographing a white hake fillet

 

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.
 
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or White Hake.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

 Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thanks for your continued patronage and support for our local fishermen. Each pound you purchase, is helping a local fisherman. 
 
Enjoy the Fall foliage this weekend, as we look forward to another delicious white fish from our local ocean!
All the best,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/16/2020 3:29pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 6 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), starting on Monday! This is also a Biweekly Shellfish Week and Lobsters are on the menu! Order with link below in the Shellfish section.

The Catch of the Week is New England's only grouper species, the Acadian Redfish!

Important things to remember:

  •  We are a cooperative, with fishermen and consumer Shareholders. We pay all our coop member harvesters a fair market price plus, for fish,  a .50/lb incentive on all purchases! 
  • You can always check in on your Member status, orders you have made and Pick up location changes and balances at our Member login here
  • LOBSTERS OFF THE BOAT: When we don't have lobsters, you can get them direct off the boat from the following fishermen/women: Doxy Lobster, in Rye, NH or  Southern Maine Crabs, in Kittery. Go to Facebook site and order there. 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ACADIAN REDFISH

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or as seen in many local Market Basket chains, "Ocean Perch". Often times, this fish is substituted for the tropical fish, Red Snapper. This is our northern Atlantic Grouper species! This big eyed fish looks like a tropical fish from the islands. A member of the Rockfish (Grouper) family, the Redfish is a deep water, goggle eyed, slow-growing fish that spans from Norway to Georges Bank in our Atlantic Ocean.

Not to be confused with Red Snapper, a southern species down south, the Redfish births live young (very rare with fish) and can live to be up to 50 years old! This species, once thought of as by-catch or lobster bait, is quickly becoming one of the more popular fish in the US, especially here in New England!

 

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fisherman this will be a Guestboat, F/V Grace Marie, from  Gloucester, Mass. Our processor, Tri-State Seafoods, helps us source our Redfish.

Acadian Redfish live deep and far offshore. Sometimes, we rely on larger trawlers out of Gloucester, to be able to provide our Members with a wide variety of underutilized, yet local fish. 

FV Grace Marie (courtesy Good Morning Gloucester)
 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Redfish tacos with edilbe flower garnish at Vida Cantina, Portmsouth

(Courtesy of Vida Cantina)

Redfish fillets are thin and come with the skin on. All the good Omega-3's are in the skin! Cook these fillets for just a few minutes, on each side if frying, grilling or sautéing! Season overnight for full flavor.

Click here for our recipes for Redfish our Pinterest Page. A common way to serve up this delectable fish is in tacos and it is often a favorite with children!

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

 


 

Live lobsters this week from our NH Seacoast lobstermen! Lobsters can be ordered in any quantity! They are chix size, between 1.15-1.25lb each. 

Weekly Add ons order here.

Flexible Fish order here.

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Redfish.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance of $50 or more to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thanks much for all your support this Fall Session! Our local fishing industry has taken quite a hit from the COVID disaster and we are helping them keep afloat with all your support!

Enjoy the weekend, the foliage and the local seafood!

 
All the best,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/9/2020 3:14pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

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Welcome to Week 5, starting next Monday of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! We are delighted to finally add Atlantic Cod to the mix this week, from our fleet out of Yankee Fishermen's Coop!

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Atlantic Cod were both overfished and mismanaged for decades in New England, before we saw a drastic decline in cod starting about 2008. Since then, cod catch has been dramatically cut and regulated by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in an attempt to rebuild the population and increase reproduction.

Our NH fishermen catch about 3% of the cod they did in 2010. That is why our CSF relies on underutilized and alternative species to keep the fishermen in business! Once in awhile, we do have Cod!

Important things to remember:

  • WE CANNOT SUBSTITUTE HADDOCK FOR THE CATCH OF THE WEEK: Our mission is to market underutilized fish caught by our local fishermen. Please do not take Haddock from your pick up location if you don't care for the Catch of the Week, all haddock is pre-ordered
  • You can check the status of your Membership, credits, holds, and all Add on orders here, at our Member Login portal
  • Every pound of seafood you purchase from our cooperative helps to benefit a local fisherman or woman, thanks so much

     CATCH OF THE WEEK-COD

     

    Please do not feel guilty eating this Cod! Cod is highly restricted and regulated in New England by the National Marine Fishing Service (NMFS). Because of these strict enforcements, we are are starting to see a recovery in the Gulf of Maine Cod populations.

    Cod became regionally popular as early as the 1600's here in New England. However, over the past hundred years, there has been an international demand for all forms of cod, including the age old "salted cod", which keeps for up to a year and is used widely all over the world in a variety of cuisines. With this increased demand in cod and an ever increasing world population, came a severely overfished and poorly regulated fishery. Additionally, is has been proven that many cod stocks are migrating further north due to the rapid rise in temperature of the Gulf of Maine over the past two decades.

    For these reasons, since the year 2000, cod stocks in some areas of the Gulf of Maine have been on a dramatic decline and this has redefined the fishing industry in New England as a whole. Our once thriving NH fishing fleet is now down to no more than 8 active boats, throughout the entire Seacoast, largely due to these Cod cuts!

    Most of the cod you see for sale in your local grocery store has been coming in frozen from Iceland and Norway, as cod migrate north and flourish in those waters, with less restrictive limitations on the fishery. Your Cod this week is fresh off the boat! 

    KNOW YOUR FISHERMAN
     
    Our fishermen for the week will be from our fleet at Yankee Fishermen's Coop, including: the F/V Lady Victoria, Captian Puggy Felch, with deckhand Colin and Liam Barnard, the F/V Ellen Diane, Captain David Goethel, the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, Captain Jay Driscoll and deckhand Lucas Raymond. All  fishermen are members of our partner, Yankee Fishermen's Cooperative, in Seabrook!
     
    F/V Lady Victoria, in Seabrook Harbor
     
     
     F/V Witchcraft, in Rye Harbor
     

      

    COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

    Cod is great cooked any way: baked, broiled, sautéed, grilled or steamed. It's also very popular in New England Fish Chowder. Remember the cardinal rule for cooking any fish; 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness, any way you cook it. Here are some great recipe ideas for Cod, including some New England favorites like the one below here on our Pinterest page.


     

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs, Farmer's markets and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
 
We also work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.
 
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Cod!

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your continued support for our local fisheries and our working waterfront! We may only have 18 miles of shoreline, but we are very important in the New England fishing industry!
 
Enjoy your weekend,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Cod Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/5/2020 1:38pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



 

Welcome to our Week 4 of our Fall Session of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! This week the Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock and our Shellfish Shares and Add on is Scallops!  We also just won a small victory for small boat scallop boats in NH at the New England Fisheries Management Council meeting this past week!

Important things to remember:

  • We buy most of our seafood from small NH day boat fishermen and support our local working waterfront
  • Haddock is all pre-ordered, please do not do a self substitution of your Catch of the Week with haddock, it really messes things up
  • Shellfish is every other week and all Members are invited on the Friday before to purchase for the upcoming Shellfish week
  • All Membership questions should be directed to our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com or 603-988-4866

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. 

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Our Pollock are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and are most common on the western Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. A different species of Atlantic Pollock, commonly known as saithe, is found in the Eastern Atlantic.

Atlantic Pollock differs from Cod in that they have a greenish hue and slightly darker flesh. Not to be confused with Alaskan Pollock, found in the Pacific Ocean and one of the most harvested fish in the world. Alaskan Pollock is often times found in frozen fish sticks and fish fillets and a main ingredient in seafood salad and many processed seafood products.

And according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Atlantic Pollock is also one of the five Gulf of Maine fish, that you really can feel good about eating!

Five Gulf of Maine Fish You Can Feel Good About Eating

Here are five Gulf of Maine fish that provide an opportunity to support local fishermen, promote a healthy ecosystem, and eat a delicious meal

Atlantic Mackerel-Cape (Dogfish Shark)-Whiting-Redfish-Atlantic Pollock

Whether cooking at home or ordering out, conscientious shoppers often face difficult choices. But when it comes to seafood, there are plenty of fish you can feel good about eating. 

Source: Jul 23, 2015 GMRI Supporting Sustainable Seafood Blog

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen for the week are Captain Jayson Driscoll and his seasoned deckhand, Lucas Raymond of the F/V Witchcraft, our of Rye, NH. Jay has been fishing for most of his life and docks in Rye Harbor and is a mentor to several young fishermen. Also helping out again with this week's catch is F/V Lady Victoria, Captained by Puggy Felch with right hand man, Colin Barnard, out of Seabrook.

Thanks to these hard working fishermen for going 6 hours out and 6 hours back to fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine, to catch our Pollock this week!

The F/V Witchcraft at Rye Harbor, NH

Captian Jayson Driscoll, hauling in the catch

 Colin Barnard, fishes on the F/V Lady Victoria

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Our Atlantic Pollock has a white, firm flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. It is low in saturated fat and a great source of B 12 vitamins! It is also very versatile and so easy to cook! 

Pollock is great in fish any blackened recipe (like above on the grill).Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.
 
All fish should be cooked according to this rule of thumb: 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Our pollock fillets are about a half to three quarters of an inch, so should be cooked for 5-8 minutes total.
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
 
Scallops next week fresh off the boat from Gloucester! Order by Sunday night, using your order form we sent today! 
Scallops come in 20-30 per/lb  and are available in 1lb and 5lb bags! They freeze well too, so you can stock up!
 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Scrod Haddock is available every week as a pre ordered Add on for both Weekly members and Flexible Fish Members. 

Additional Catch of the Week is available every week also.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

Weekly Members order here

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT. 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

PAYMENTS $$$

If you still owe us money, please send us a check for your balance, if over $50 to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your continued support for our NH fishing communities and our local economy!

Every pound of seafood you purchase helps to support our fishing industry today!

All the best, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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