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Posted 8/28/2020 4:24pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


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Welcome to our final week of Spring/Summer Session, starting on Monday, Week 16 of our Community Supported Fishery!

The Catch of the Week will be Atlantic Pollock and our Shellfish Share is Jonah Crabs, 12 crabs per share! 

Sorry, we will not be able to offer crabs as Add-ons for our Weekly or Flexible members this week, just our Shellfish Share Members.

Important things to remember:

  • This is the final week of Spring/Summer Session. Sign up here for Fall Session
  • Fall Session will have the following Membership options: 8-week Fish, 16-week Fish, 16-week Biweekly Shellfish
  • All 32-week Annual Members will receive seafood throughout the Fall Session, ending on January 2
  • All Membership questions should be directed to our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com or 603-988-4866


Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. 

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 for the week are Captain Jayson Driscoll and his seasoned deckhand, Lucas Raymond. Jay has been fishing for most of his life and docks in Rye Harbor and is a mentor to several young fishermen. Also helping out again with this week's catch is F/V Lady Victoria, Captained by Puggy Felch with right hand man, Colin Barnard, out of Seabrook.

Thanks to these hard working fishermen for going 6 hours out and 6 hours back to fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine, to catch our Pollock this week!

The F/V Witchcraft at Rye Harbor, NH

Captian Jayson Driscoll, hauling in the catch

 Colin Barnard, fishes on the F/V Lady Victoria


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! It is also very versatile and so easy to cook! 

Pollock is great in fish any blackened recipe (like above on the grill).Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.
All fish should be cooked according to this rule of thumb: 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Our pollock fillets are about a half to three quarters of an inch, so should be cooked for 5-8 minutes total.

Jonah Crabs next week for all our Biweekly Shellfish Members! Your Shellfish Share is 12 live crabs! 
Sorry, there will be NO ADD-ON CRABS NEXT WEEK. With just our Shellfish members alone, we have to source over 2300 crabs and that alone is a task! Thanks for understanding!
Here is a great video, from our friend Rita "Peachie" Stevens, on Long Island, ME on how to pick Jonah crabs.


Scrod Haddock is available every week as a preordered Add on for both Weekly members and Flexible Fish Members. 

Additional Catch of the Week is available every week also.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

Weekly Members order here



Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.


If you still owe us money, please send us a check for your balance, if over $50 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.


If you have read this entire newsletter, I thank you for being one of the few members who reads this in it's entirety!

We thank you for your support for our local NH fishing industry, a unique and special part of our NH culture and history! We are making a real change in how we eat seafood here in NH and it's all thanks to you!

Stay healthy, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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