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Posted 10/28/2019 2:21pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 12 of our Community Supported Fishery! We have a New England favorite this week for all of you, Atlantic Haddock and our Biweekly Shellfish Share is Jonah Crabs.

Plentiful and abundant, Haddock is a New England staple, that is well managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service. 

Jonah Crabs are caught with lobster in traps and are becoming a local favorite for many seacoast residents! Jonah Crabs used to be thought of as a bycatch species and now are one of our Shellfish Add ons! 

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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.


Your Fisherman this Week is Guestboat from Portland, F/V Gracelyn Jane, Captain Brian Pearce and crew. Thanks to the crew for our Haddock this week! None of our NH fishermen are currently catching Haddock.

Guestboat Gracelyn Jane, out of Portland is supplying our Haddock this week


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, or check out our blog recipe ideas and videos here. (This is a link to our blog, with lots of interesting stories and recipe ideas)

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!

Oven baked Haddock (courtesy of Pinterest)


Jonah Crabs this week, orders closed. Crabs are from our local lobstermen, via Southern Maine Crabs, owned by Jillian Robillard, young entrepreneur!
Crabs will be delivered with your fish shares. 
Biweekly Shellfish Share is 6 live Jonah Crabs. 



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!
Thanks to Three River Farmer's Alliance for the help in supplying local Restaurants with our product!


We offer a flexible "hold system" for weeks you will be away or do not care for the Catch of the Week selection. You can Hold and Double your share for a week here. Instructions are provided. Email us if you need assistance!


Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week fish and/or extra Haddock. Since Haddock is the Catch of the Week, get your Additional Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 2 lbs!


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.


Thank you for your support for our local fishermen and this industry.  Haddock and crabs go great together! Enjoy your fresh and local seafood!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast



1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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