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Posted 8/7/2020 2:51pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.

Welcome to Week 13, starting Monday, of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF). We have a record number of members this year, with over 1300 total members this Spring/Summer Session!

Thanks to all of our Members for participating and aiding our NH and regional fishing communities and working waterfronts!

Important things to remember:

  • Fall Session starts September 15. If you are not an Annual Member, you can sign back up for Fall Session here by extending your membership to Annual
  •  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 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.


FV Christina Carol, Portland, Maine


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 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!





Lobster next week for Week 14! Lobsters come in 2-chix orders or 6-chix orders. Chix lobsters are between 1.1-1.25 lbs.

Our local NH seacoast fishermen will be providing all our lobsters next week. We always let you know your fisherman's name and boat name, for full tranparency, 100 % of the time!+

Add on orders for lobsters will be available to order on next week's Friday order sheet!


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 low demand and market collapse for several of our world's fisheries.
We appreciate your support!
All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast



1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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