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Posted 6/26/2020 1:07pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 7, starting Monday, June 29, of our Community Supported Fishery! We have a record number of members this year and are doing our very best to accomadate our 1253 members!

Important things to remember:

  • Your purchase of fish and shellfish from our cooperative directly helps support our struggling NH and regional fishermen. We pay all our coop member harvesters a fair market price plus a .50/lb incentive on all purchases! This is a dire time for all fisheries nationwide, as COVID 19 has reduced demand for all seafood throughout the country
  • 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
  • When you are a Fish and Biweekly Shellfish Member, you receive both for the week
  • 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 Southern Maine Crabs, in Kittery, ME, F/V Julie Ann III in Portsmouth, NH. Go to Facebook site and order there. 


The Catch of the Week is Acadian Redfish, our New England Grouper species that looks and tastes like a southern fish! 



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!




Your Fisherman this will be a guestboat from either Portland, Maine or Gloucester, Mass.  Once we know, we will post our Fisherman and his boat name on our Facebook Page, on Monday.The Portland Fish Exchange, Portland, Maine

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) Sustainable Seafood Division has an influential seafood branding and marketing division called "Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested" brand. In 2015, they declared Redfish among one of the five best fish to eat out of the Gulf of Maine, the waterbody that encompasses our NH shoreline.

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.



Breeda Lagan Royer

Redfish cooked over local vegetables (Courtesy CSF Member Breeda Lagan Royer)

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 sauteing! 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!



Jonah Crabs next week! Shellfish Share is 12 crabs. You treat these just as you would a lobster, boil or steam and eat the claws and the meat inside.

If you want a great tutorial, check out the video on our Facebook Page to see fourth generation Long Islander, (off Portland, Maine not NY), Rita "Peachie" Stevens walk you through it in our "How to pick a Jonah crab" video! It is very entertaining!

Add on orders for crabs will available in sizes of 6 and 12 crabs each. Look for order form on Friday!


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.



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!


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 for your support for our local and regional fisheries in a time of immense struggle for all our nation's fishermen. Your patronage is deeply appreciated by all.
All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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