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Posted 10/31/2020 8:07am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 8 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), starting on Monday! This is also a Biweekly Shellfish Week, Jonah Crabs are on the menu! Order with link below in the Shellfish section.

The Catch of the Week is Flounder, it's been awhile since we have been able to offer this iconic New England fish!

Important things to remember:

  • We are a cooperative, with fishermen and consumer Shareholders. We pay all our coop member 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
  • Crabs come live with bags available


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,Massachusetts, the F/V Mary Kay. 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 and a link to our blog with recipe ideas and videos here.



Live Jonah Crabs this week from our friends in Brunswick, ME. We have limited quantity of NH crabs this week, so we are supporting our fellow lobstermen in Maine.

Crabs come in 6-crab lots, we have a limited quantity available as Add ons, so order ASAP!

Don't know what to do with these crustacean creatures? Check out our friend picking crabs live,   Rita "Peachie" Stevens, fourth generation Maine Islander here.

Weekly Add ons order here.

Flexible Fish order here.


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.


Thanks much for all your support this Fall Session! We appreciate all your support for our local fishing industry and our working waterfronts here in New England. 

All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast



1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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