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Posted 5/26/2017 8:01am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

Dear %%user-name%%,

This is the first year we have attempted to incorporate NH Shellfish into our CSF shares. With any fresh seafood, but especially with Oysters, we are unfortunately dependent on the weather for harvest.

Due to the persistent rain forecasted into next week, our Oyster Farmer will not be able to harvest oysters for next week's shares. Oysters are filter feeders and the state does not allow Oyster Growers to harvest within 3 days of a heavy rain. We will be offering the Oysters instead on Week 6.

Reminder: All Members, regardless of Fish Share Size (2lb, 1lb or 1/2lb), are paying the same amount for Oysters, $16/dozen (and Lobsters $14/share).

The Remainder of the Spring/Summer Session looks like this:

8-week Members: Session Ends June 24

Week 5 (next week) FISH

Week 6 (June 6-10) OYSTERS $16 credit if you HOLD

Week 7 (June 13-17) FISH 

Week 8 (June 20-24) OYSTERS $16 credit if you HOLD

YOU MUST USE YOUR CREDIT OR DOUBLES WITHIN YOUR SESSION DATES, unless you decide to extend your Membership (see below)

15-week Members: Session Ends August 12:

Weeks 9-15 (June 27-Aug 12) FISH

EXTENDING YOUR MEMBERSHIP: Next week, we will send all 8-week Members an invitation to extend your Membership to 15-week or our discounted Annual Membership.  If you choose this option, you can use your credit and or/owed DOUBLES from holding Fish anytime within the 15-week or Annual membership timeframe!


HOLDS work like this:

If you HOLD on a Fish Week, you double up on a Fish Week

If you HOLD on a Shellfish Week, you get a credit to use within your session time to buy Additional Fish or Add ons.



  • If you already did a HOLD because you did not want Oysters next week and want fish next week, simply reply to this email with the word "FISH" and we will remove your HOLD for this upcoming week and put it at WEEK 6 for you!  You will receive a $16 refund for the Oysters.
  • If you already did a HOLD because you are away next week, you can now DOUBLE UP ON WEEK 7 to make up for the missed fish share. Do that here: http://www.nhcommunityseafood.com/members/scheduleactions/
  • If you DO want Oysters, but are not available on WEEK 6 to receive them, you can DOUBLE UP on Week 8. Do that here: http://www.nhcommunityseafood.com/members/scheduleactions/. This is the only circumstance where you can DOUBLE up on a Shellfish Week.


Sorry for the confusion and thank you for your continued support and patronage! As soon as the weather clears up, we will get you those fresh and local oysters!


NH Community Seafood



Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801





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