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NHCS Newsletter: Fall Session: WEEK 15- POLLOCK/OYSTERS

Posted 11/19/2018 1:58pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


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Welcome to Week 15 of our Community Supported Fishery! Just one more week after this one and our Fall Session will be over, sadly. The last week of the Fall Session is Nov 27- Dec 1 for all Members. 

The Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock and our seasonal Add on, for Thanksgiving, is Oysters!

Don't want to miss one week of fresh and local seafood? Be sure to sign up for our Holiday Seafood Medley Session for December. Four weeks of a different fresh and local seafood for the Holiday!

Sign up here for the Holiday Seafood Medley.



How about making Oyster Stuffing for Thanskgiving? We've got what you need!

Oysters this week from Virgin Oyster Company! Orders still open! Deadline extended to 12pm tonight!
Click here to order your Oysters for this week! Oysters come in one dozen bags, for just $16/dozen for Members only!



Colin Barnard, on the F/V Witchcraft, Rye Harbor, offloading a vat of fish


Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. Check out the article which appeared on our Facebook page:http://www.concordmonitor.com/Misunderstood-pollock-a-key-to-New-England-seafood-s-future-2011708.

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Our Pollock are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and are most common on the western Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. A different species of Atlantic Pollock, commonly known as saithe, is found in the Eastern Atlantic.

Atlantic Pollock differs from Cod in that they have a greenish hue and slightly darker flesh. Not to be confused with Alaskan Pollock, found in the Pacific Ocean and one of the most harvested fish in the world. Alaskan Pollock is often times found in frozen fish sticks and fish fillets and a main ingredient in seafood salad and many processed seafood products.

And according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Atlantic Pollock is also one of the five Gulf of Maine fish, that you really can feel good about eating!

Five Gulf of Maine Fish You Can Feel Good About Eating

Here are five Gulf of Maine fish that provide an opportunity to support local fishermen, promote a healthy ecosystem, and eat a delicious meal!

Atlantic Mackerel-Cape (Dogfish Shark)-Whiting-Redfish-Atlantic Pollock

Whether cooking at home or ordering out, conscientious shoppers often face difficult choices. But when it comes to seafood, there are plenty of fish you can feel good about eating.


Source: Jul 23, 2015 GMRI Supporting Sustainable Seafood Blog


Your Fishermen this Week  are Jayson Driscoll, owner of the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH and his crew, Lucas Raymond and Colin Barnard.  The F/V Witchcraft is the biggest boat in our NH Fleet and is a trip boat.

Captain Jayson Driscoll, offloading from down below

Lucas Raymond, longtime crew member working with Captain Jay Driscoll 


 The F/V Witchcraft, at Rye Harbor offloading



Sauteed Pollock in lemon, garlic butter (courtesy of Pinterest)

Our Atlantic Pollock has a white, firm flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. It is low in saturated fat and a great source of B 12 vitamins! 

Pollock is great in fish chowder, broiled, baked for grilled. It is also fabulous for fish tacos and works well with any blackened recipe. Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Here is are some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/pollock or go here on our interactive blog, for recipes and videos!

To do a hold, press here. Be sure to select a week to hold and a week to double up!



Weekly Haddock and Pollock available, by the 1lb, for our customers for Fall Session! Discounts for bulk orders!

Order your Additional Fish this week here.




We operate on the Trust System. You do not have to be paid in full to receive your first share. We do ask that you pay as soon as possible and will accept payments in installments, if necessary. Please be advised, however, in order to order Add-ons, your Membership must be paid in full. If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance 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.



In addition to our Community Supported Fishery, we also run a thriving Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF).  Our RSF is supply driven and operates on the old adage of the "Catch of the Week".  You can read all about it on our website.

The following restaurants and retail stores participate in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) program. Through their creative talents, they make our delicious local fish taste even better and available to a wider audience! Please support them by eating and shopping there frequently. And let them know you support local, sustainable fish!




We also enjoy a partnership with Three River Farmers Alliance. They help pair our local seafood with chefs in the Seacoast region with a desire for locally sourced foods.


Thank you for your continued support. It's been a very challenging year for our dwindling fleet of NH Fishermen, but we have supported them almost every week of our Season! Each pound of fish you purchase matters!
Thank you for making it seafood for the Holidays! Don't forget to sign up for the Holiday Seafood Medley, this December here!
All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Holiday Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801