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NHCS Newsletter: Fall Session, FINAL WEEK 15, FLOUNDER

Posted 11/27/2017 5:22pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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It's hard to believe we are in our final Week of our Fall Session, Week 15 for all Annual and 15-week Fall Members! This Session will end this week and we sincerely thank you for your continued support for this season!

If you would like to continue to receive a variety of local and seasonal seafood for the month of December, you can sign up today for our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session

With this Session, you can hold any week you don't like the offerings and double up on a week that you do like the offerings!


Four weeks of  Halibut, Lobsters, Oysters and Scallops



And this week is our Oyster Add on Week! We are allowing all deliveries except Tuesday deliveries (those got harvested today), to order Oysters here up until tonight at 9pm! Your oysters will be delivered with your fish shares!

Our final week's fish will be Flounder, a mixture of American Plaice, Yellowtail and Winter Flounder! We started the Season with Flounder and will end with Flounder!

Additional Fish for this week can be ordered here! Use your credit and get more fish or stock up your freezer for the Holiday!


 American Plaice 

The American Plaice or "Dabs" are a cold water species that range from southern Labrador to Rhode Island and in the eastern Atlantic from Greenland to northern Europe. Dabs live on the sandy/mud bottom and prefer deep water. Some can be found as deep as 700m (about 2100ft). They are reddish to gray-brown on top and have a blueish white underside. They have a distinctly pointy nose and rough scales. Plaice is a white, lean flaky fish with a mild flavor. This is a right eyed species.


  Yellowtail Flounder

The Yellowtail flounder is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to the Chesapeake Bay. The species got its name from the yellow tint on the tail and fins that encompass the top and bottom of the flattened out, eyes- on- top anatomy of this species. Like all flounders, the Yellowtail spends most of its time on the bottom of the ocean, particularly in sandy bottoms and is basically sedentary unless disturbed or hungry. It is a right eyed flounder.

The flesh of this bottom dweller is lean and firm with a distinctly sweet taste often used as the standard when comparing the flavor of other flounder species. 

   Winter Flounder

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. 

Your NH Fishermen this week are the seaworthy Veterans, Neal Pike, of the F/V Sandi Lynn and F/V Hope Lynn, Seabrook and David Goethel , of the F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton. We also will be using a guest boat, F/V Cheryl Ann, out of Boston.


David Goethel, onboard his boat named for his wife, the  F/V Ellen Diane

 F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH


Captain Neal Pike (left) and Deckhand Keith Gray, F/V Sandi Lynn 

Thanks to  the Captains and their hard working crews for the delicious array of Flounder this week for our final Week of NH Fresh and Local fish!

Cooking Flounder: 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 : https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/flounder/ and https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/plaice/


If you are owed a Double for a Hold and would like it for this week, email us asap! All those requests will be done on our end tomorrow!

If you still have credit with us, it will not expire! You can use it to order Additional Fish here this week, click here OR use it to order Oysters this week here (as long as you are not a Tuesday delivery). You can also use it for the Holiday Seafood Medley here or just wait to use it next season!

Restaurant Supported Fishery:

We have a dedicated group of Restaurants that support us, please do patronize them for your dinner out before the New Year. Thanks to Three River Farmer's Alliance for helping us secure our Restaurant clients this year!


Our Day Boat Fishermen don't fish much in the winter. Some go south for January and February to either fish or relax and some go deep sea for lobsters. And there is no shrimp season, for the fifth year in a row. So for now, we remain a seasonal supplier of fresh seafood! We will resume our Community Supported Fishery in April next year! Once you have been a Member, we will always invite you back!

Thank you so very much for supporting our struggling Fishermen and NH's Fishing Industry! We appreciate our customers and our Fishermen really appreciate you!

We hope to see you for the Holiday Seafood Medley and if not, we certainly hope to see you back next Season!

Happy Holidays to you all and thanks again!


Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager




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





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