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NHCS Newsletter: WEEK 11: HADDOCK

Posted 7/24/2020 3:48pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 11 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), starting next Monday. We hope you enjoyed your White hake and fresh NH oysters this week!

Our Catch of the Week will be Haddock from two veteran NH Fishermen from Rye Harbor, Mike Anderson, F/V Rimrack and Peter Phillips, F/V Madrigan.

Important things to know:

  • 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 is available for both Weekly Members and Flexible Fish Members, see Additional Fish section for links




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.


Our Fishermen this upcoming week will be NH veteran fishermen from F/V Rimrack, Captain Michael Anderson and deckhand Zach Griggs and F/V Madrigan, Owner and Captain Peter Phillips out of Rye, NH.


 F/V Madrigan, left, in Rye Harbor, NH 

The F/V Rimrack, out of Rye, NH


Veteran Fisherman, Mike Anderson, Captain on the F/V Rimrack mending his nets



                                              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!


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.

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!


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 thanks for supporting our working waterfront in NH and our surroundings!

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801


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