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NHCS Newsletter, Fall Session Week 12, Flounder

Posted 11/7/2016 5:14pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

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Welcome to Week 12 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF). NH's only Dock to Dish connection bringing you fresh, locally caught fish from our few remaining NH Commercial Fishermen on the Seacoast.

It's Flounder season for some of our fishermen, so this week we are serving up two species of flounder, the Yellowtail flounder, Limanda ferruginea, and the American Plaice, aka "dabs", Hippoglossoides platessoides.

 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, eyes on the right hand side.



  Yellowtail Flounder


The Yellowtail flounder is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to the Chesapeake Bay. It is the Cadillac of the flounder species.  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, kind of like a right handed person.

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. Here are some great flounder recipes from our Pinterest Page: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/flounder/ and for Plaice specifically: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/plaice/



Swiss chard gratin, tomatoe and basil flounder
(Courtesy of Pinterest) 

Our NH Dayboat Fisherman this week is Veteran Dave Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane. Dave has been a true advocate for NH Groundfishermen and is currently in the National news for fighting the newly enforced regulations by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) concerning their new ruling about At Sea Monitors. Read more here:http://buff.ly/1OWDKA4.

            Captain and Fisherman Advocate Davis Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane
 F/V Ellen Diane moored in Hampton Harbor


Want some more Flounder for the rest this week?

If you love Flounder or just need some extra fish this week, we are  offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 12pm tonight. Additional fish will come in 1lb packages and/or 2lb packages delivered with your share. Orders over 3 lbs are offered at a discount rate.  


HOLDS AND DOUBLES: Please remember to do this on our website and select both the week you wish to hold AND the week you wish to double. If you like this week's fish, you can double up this week and hold another week within this Session (until Dec. 2).

We offer a flexible hold system if you are away for a week during our session. 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. THIS MUST BE DONE THE MONDAY BEFORE THE WEEK YOU WISH TO HOLD OR DOUBLE!

Lobster Add ons for next Week!!


We will be offering live lobsters as a Members Only Add on all next week. All lobsters are Chix. The average size of a "Chix" lobster is about 1.2lbs. 

  • Lobsters will come from the NH F/V Vivian Mae out of Portsmouth
  • We offer all our fishermen and lobstermen an incentive on each pound of seafood we purchase
  • Price: $6.40/lb or 3 for $18.00
  • Lobsters will be delivered with your share, order here for next week! 

And finally, it's Portsmouth Restaurant Week! 


Participating restaurants offer special three course prix fixe menus at two unbelievable prices: $16.95 for lunch or $29.95 for dinner per person. Note: Some restaurants extend the $16.95 value price to dinner as well. Find local specials and offers from shops, attractions and hotels at the bottom of the page.

Please support the Restaurants that are part of our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) for this great deal of a meal:

  • Moxy, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • The District, Portsmouth, NH
  • Cure (seasonally), Portsmouth, NH
  • Atlantic Grill, Rye, NH Just added!

Thank you for your continued support for our NH Fishing Community! Enjoy the Flounder and please order your lobsters while supplies last!








Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

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