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Posted 11/13/2020 3:00pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 10 of our 16- week Fall Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Season!  This week, our Catch of the Week is Atlantic Haddock and our Shellfish Share will be Oysters, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH.

Important things to know:

  • In addition to next week, we will be promoting oyster pick ups, at Virgin Oyster Company headquarters in Dover, the week of Thanksgiving, stay tuned for details!
  • Your purchase of seafood from NHCS helps support our NH and regional fishermen, scallopers, lobstermen and oyster farmers!
  • Haddock is the Catch of the Week and will be labelled "Fresh Fish" at your pick up
  • Additional Haddock and Oysters are available for both Weekly Members and Flexible Fish Members




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.


Our Fishermen this week will be our Guestboat fishermen from Portland, ME and Gloucester, MA. Check our Facebook page next week for details. 



                                              Baked haddock (Photo courtesy recipetineats)

Haddock is incredibly versatile. You can substitute it in almost any fish recipe and it's a staple in New England fish chowder! Baked, grilled, broiled or pan sauteed, you can't lose with Haddock.

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock on our Pinterest Page.

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

Remember the Cardinal Cooking Rule for Fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness! If you use this method, you can never go wrong with any of our fish!



Oysters this week from Virgin Oyster Company. "Free range" oysters are big and full of flavor!

Oysters are live in the shell and come in 1 dozen and 5 dozen bags! 

Weekly Add ons order here.

Flexible Fish order here.

We will also direct you to Virgin Oyster Company the week of Thanksgiving, for all your Thanksgiving oyster needs! Look for an email on Monday, Thanksgiving week!


We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
                           We love doing business with Vida Cantina in Portsmouth
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.


Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week.

Since Haddock is the Catch of the week, all fish will be labelled FRESH FISH

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!


If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance (if over $50) 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.


Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions

Thank you for your continued support for our local fishing industry. Enjoy your Haddock and Oysters and thanks for supporting our working waterfront in NH and our surroundings!

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801


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