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Posted 12/5/2020 9:08am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 13 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), starting on Monday! We have four weeks left in this session, which goes until Week 16, ending on the week after Christmas. Then we take 3 months off to regroup, develop a new and improved website and change our antique software to something more user friendly!! We will start back in April 2021!

The Catch of the Week is Flounder, an iconic New England fish and great for any fish recipe!

Important things to remember:

  • We are a cooperative, with fishermen and consumer Shareholders. We pay all our coop fishermen and harvesters a fair market price plus, for fish,  a .50/lb incentive on all purchases! 
  • You can always check in on your Member status, orders you have made and Pick up location changes and balances at our Member login here
  • You cannot substitute haddock for the Catch of the Week, you must pre-order the haddock


Our Flounder Catch this week will be primarily Winter Flounder, aka "Blackbacks".

The Winter flounder or "Blackbacks", got their name because of their migrations-in winter. Adults migrate from offshore areas where they feed to inshore areas like bays and estuaries, where they spawn. This is also a right eyed flounder. Winter flounder has a sweet taste and firm texture and is often the standard to which other flounder species are compared. Winter flounder absorbs seasoning and marinades readily and cooks up great on the grill. 


Your Fisherman this will be a Guestboat from New Bedford or Gloucester Massachusetts.  Please check our FB page on Monday for details. Our NH fishermen catch limited Flounder this time of year and we rely on our friends from Mass for these fish!



Cooking with Flounder is a delicate process. We like to remind all our members of the Cardinal rule for cooking any fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of thickness. These fillets will be very thin, so just a few minutes each side will do!

Here are some great flounder recipes from our Pinterest Page here . Flounder is light and thin and must not be overcooked or it will have the consistency of a bicycle tire.



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!

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  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Flounder.

  • 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 of $50 or more 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.

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


Thank you for your continued support for our local fisheries, right through the season, it is your patronage that breeds our success!

Happiest of Holidays!

All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast



1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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