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NHCS Newsletter, Fall Session, Week 11, Haddock

Posted 10/31/2016 3:32pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

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Welcome to Week 11 of our Fall Session of NH's only Community Supported Fishery (CSF). We are sourcing fish from the few remaining NH Commercial Fishermen. This week, our fishermen are fishing exclusively for monkfish so for the sake of diversity, we are utilizing a guest boat from Gloucester and  serving up an old New England familiar favorite, the Haddock, Melanogrammus aeglefinus.

Remember, if you like haddock, you can order Additional Fish to receive with your share this week. If you would like to HOLD this week, you can do that also and double up another week within the session. All this must be done by 12pm midnight tonight through our Member Login on our website.

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), one of the oldest and most recognized sustainable seafood licensing agencies, just approved New England wild caught Haddock, Pollock and Acadian redfish as sustainably caught seafood. Those involved with the study claim this "allows consumers to buy New England redfish, haddock and pollock with the confidence that the fisheries will continue to be operated and managed in a sustainable manner".



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. 

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 staple and abundant New England species and is plentiful in our Gulf of Maine.

Bacon and tomato topped Haddock (Courtesy of Pinterest)


Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock, including the above pictured dish:https://www.pinterest.com/recipes/haddock/.


As stated above, our NH Fishermen are fishing exclusively for Monkfish right now and we have served that up already, so as to not repeat the same fish within a four week period, we are relying on our guest boat friends Gloucester for this week's catch. These boats are often times fishing right beside our NH boats, but often times have a different set of quota and are able to catch species our NH boats are not able to catch at times.


Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:


If you love Haddock or just need some extra fish this week, we offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 12pm tonight.  Additional fish will come in 1lb and 2lb packages. Order your extra haddock tonight to get it delivered with your share this week!

Lobster Raviolis are SOLD OUT for this Session! Thanks to all who tried these delicious local pasta treats from Portsmouth Lobster Company!





You are now able to do a vacation hold or simply hold for the upcoming week up until Monday nights at 12pm midnight.

We offer a flexible hold system if you are away for a week during our session. We ask that you do this through our website. To access this feature, use the Member Login on our website. Here you may select the week you want for us to "hold" your share and the week you want us to "double up". When you receive your double share, it will be in the same size bags as your regular share and you will pick up two packages. For example, if you are signed up for a 1lb share, your double share will come in two 1lb packages. The same goes for 1/2 lb and 2lb double shares. 


Here is a list of all our RSF members, so you can support them next time you dine out! Thanks to Three  Rivers Farmers Alliance for the help in acquiring a lot of these restaurants this season.


  • Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH
  • Local Eatery,  Laconia, NH
  • The Hancock Inn,  Hancock, NH
  • Moxy, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe,  Portsmouth, NH
  • One Hundred Club, Portsmouth, NH
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • The District, Portsmouth, NH
  • Cure (seasonally), Portsmouth, NH
  • Appledore Island Dining Hall, Atlantic Ocean,NH 
  • Row 34 (seasonally), Portsmouth, NH
  • Oak House, Newmarket, NH
  • Blind Pig Provisions, Kittery, NH
  • Atlantic Grill, Rye, NH Just added


And a big shout out to all the guys at Yankee Fisherman's Cooperative, just over the bridge from Hampton Beach  in Seabrook. I would like to especially thank Manager Marvin "Red" Perkins, who puts up with my constant and persistent weekly inquiries about who's fishing and what they are catching. This man has the patience of a Saint! Thanks Red and the  guys on the floor, TJ and Ryan!

That's all for this week folks! Enjoy your haddock and happy Fall!







Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

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