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Posted 9/30/2019 2:55pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


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Welcome to Week 8 of our Fall Session of our Community Supported Fishery! And welcome to all our new Members and former Members who have signed up this week.

EXTENDING YOUR 8-WEEK MEMBERSHIP                                      

For our 8 week Members: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND YOUR MEMBERSHIP, look for an invite email tomorrow! In order for you to get the correct proration, you have to wait until tomorrow to extend! Fall Session goes until November 30, for a full 16 weeks.

The Catch of the Week is King Whiting, a first for us all season! Thanks to the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH for this week's local catch!

Lobster orders are extended until tonight, at midnight: Order here for this week!

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The King's get their name from their large size, these are the biggest and best of the bunch! The smaller Whiting are sold as whole fish to ethnic markets in Boston and New York and sometimes straight up to Toronto, Canada!

This whitefish is a member of the Hake family, commonly known as Silver Hake. King Whiting live in both the northern and southern Atlantic. Our northern stock of King Whiting lives throughout the Gulf of Maine to the northern reaches of Georges Bank. King Whiting are important species in the ocean ecosystem as they act as both predator and prey, moving up and down throughout the water column to feed at night and resting on the muddy, sandy or pebbly bottom in the day (when they become prey!).  King Whiting are a grayish- silver color on the back, with a distinctive black lateral line and white speckles. They also have an impressive jaw and full set of razor sharp teeth!


Our Fishermen this week are the crew on the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH. Captain Jamie Hayward, Chris White and Josh Byrne, along with landside crew Ward Byrne, make up the Heidi & Elisabeth crew at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier. 

 The F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, coming into Portsmouth Harbor


The daily catch on a recent trip for the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth 


King Whiting's flesh is softer than that of cod or pollock and is not as flaky. The fillets are thick and firm.

The taste is moderate with a hint of sweet flavor. You can substitute the Whiting in any recipe that calls for cod, haddock or pollock. The fillets we provide are thick and meaty and easily seasoned or marinated. The fillets will come with the skin on and that adds both flavor and the important omega-3 fatty acids!  Here's a link to our new Pinterest Page for a bunch of fantastic Whiting (aka Hake) recipes: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/hake-recipes/ or see our blog here for videos and recipes: https://nhcommunityseafoodblog.wordpress.com/?s=king+whiting

Seared Hake from our Pinterest Recipe Page

Remember, 10 minutes per inch of thickness is how long to cook any fish!



Lobsters this week from our Portsmouth Lobstermen Josh Ford, F/V Restless and Damon Frampton, F/V Vivian Mae! 




If you have a Fish Share, you can get Shellfish two ways: 
  • Sign up for our Biweekly Shellfish Share: Every other week, one of the following: Scallops, Lobsters, Oysters or Crabs 
  • Hold any week you don't like and double up on a week you like
  • Or order Shellfish "alla carte", as an Add on the weeks we have Shellfish



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 partner with Thee River Farmers Alliance and welcome back onboard our newest customer, Martingale Wharf, on the riverfront, in Portsmouth, NH!


To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com




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



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

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


You do not have to be paid in full to begin receiving your share! We work on the trust system. 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 supporting our Community Supported Fishery and our few remaining Fishermen in New Hampshire. We are proud of our Fishermen and our NH Fishing Heritage. Thank you for supporting the future of this dying industry!

Enjoy your King Whiting and Lobster this week and thank you again!


All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801






1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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