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Posted 10/23/2020 2:14pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


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Welcome to Week 7 of our Fall Session, which next Monday. This week's Catch of the Week is White Hake! Welcome to all our new members this week!

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White hake is a popular "whitefish" with a delicate and sweet flavor.

Important things to remember:

  • WE CANNOT SUBSTITUTE HADDOCK FOR THE CATCH OF THE WEEK: Our mission is to market underutilized fish caught by our local fishermen. Please do not take Haddock from your pick up location if you don't care of the Catch of the Week, all haddock is pre-ordered
  • You can check the status of your Membership, credits, holds, and all Add on orders here, at our Member Login portal
  • Biweekly Shellfish week starts Week 2 of Fall Session
  • Biweekly Shellfish Shares are all prepaid, but we have extras most times for all members
  • Every pound of seafood you purchase from our cooperative helps to benefit a local fisherman or woman, thanks so much



    The Catch of the Week is White Hake. White Hake is a benthic fish species typically found in Atlantic Ocean from Cape Hatteras to southern Labrador and are primarily caught using gillnets by our NH Fishermen.

    White hake are cousins to the Whiting and Red Hake and sustainably caught throughout the Gulf of Maine. Larger hake are called "sow hake" and these are the size our fleet usually catches far offshore near a place called Platts Bank. 


Our fishermen for the week will be the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, Captain Jay Driscoll and deckhand Lucas Raymond. Both fishermen are members of our partner, Yankee Fishermen's Cooperative, in Seabrook!
F/V Lady Victoria, in Seabrook Harbor
Sow hake onboard, with heads removed
 F/V Witchcraft, in Rye Harbor
Jay Driscoll (right) and deckhand Lucas Raymond have been fishing together several years


Photo courtesty of Pinterest

White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters, crabs and shrimp! Their flesh is white, thick and has a flaky consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest Page here.  

Hake is very versatile. Try seasoning them the night before for superior flavor.

Manager, Andrea Tomlinson's attempt at photographing a white hake fillet



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 work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com


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

Get your Additional Haddock or White Hake.

  • 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 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.


Thanks for your continued patronage and support for our local fishermen. Each pound you purchase, is helping a local fisherman. 
Enjoy the Fall foliage this weekend, as we look forward to another delicious white fish from our local ocean!
All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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