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Posted 11/11/2019 2:23pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


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Welcome to Week 14 of our Community Supported Fishery, just two more weeks to go after this one! Our Fall Session will end with Week 16, on November 30, but don't forget about our Holiday Seafood Medley Session for December!

Just $100 for 4 seasonal, local seafood offerings, one each week, including: Mussels, Oysters, Scallops and Halibut. Don't like some of those items? Hold up to 2 of the 4 weeks you don't like the selection and double up on another week!

Click here to find out more about our HOLIDAY SEAFOOD MEDLEY and order today!

Our Catch of the Week this week is Atlantic Pollock and our Shellfish this week are local NH grown Oysters, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, in Dover.



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

Our Fishermen this week the crew on the F/V Witchcraft, Captain Jay Driscoll, Colin Barnard and crew out of Rye, NH. For our fish earlier in the week, we had to rely on our Guestboats out of Boston, until the F/V Witchcraft returns mid week!

Captain Jay Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft, Rye NH

F/V Witchcraft, crew member Colin Barnard



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. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page or go here on our interactive blog, for recipes and videos!

Oysters this week from Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH. ORDERS OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT, ORDER HERE
Biweekly Shellfish Shares receive 1 dozen Oysters!
Here are some Oyster RECIPES for you on Pinterest. Remember, you don't have to eat these beauties raw!


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!
Find us at the Winter Markets at Exeter High School and every other week at the Wentworth Greenhouses this year!!
And our other ongoing Farmer's Market is at:


CONTOOCOOK,  194 Maple Street, Maple Street School, 10am-1pm. Pick up and Retail.



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!

You can also do a Temporary Pick up location change at the same site. Just select this from the drop down menu and choose your Pick up location change for the week. We have 22 Pickups to choose from here



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 fisheries and for eating local, fresh and sustainable seafood! We appreciate your patronage! Enjoy your Atlantic Pollock and those fantastic Oysters from the Bellamy River and Little Bay!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

Local Fish Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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