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NHCS Newsletter: Spring/Summer Session, WEEK 1 HADDOCK

Posted 4/16/2018 3:50pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.

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WELCOME to our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), Week 1 of our Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is delicious Gulf of Maine Haddock! We welcome back all our Returning Members and a warm welcome to all our New Members. Your purchase of fresh, traceable, sustainable NH wild caught fish is directly helping to promote our local NH Fishermen! Thank you, we have 6 active day boats left fishing this year.


You are signed up for our Spring/Summer Session. Membership options within this Session are: 8 week, 16 week or Annual. You will have the opportunity, later in the Session, to Extend your session to a longer one if you like.

Each week, you will receive your Newsletter on Monday, telling you of the Catch of the Week, the Boat name and the Fishermen who caught your fish, and some fun facts about the fish itself and a link to recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.

You will also receive a weekly Pick up Reminder, the night before your Pick up, with all your relevant Pick up information to remind you!


You can "hold" your share any week withing the Session that you will not be available to pick up OR any week you do not care for the Catch of the Week. You do your holds through our Member Login system here

Please note, when you pick up a "double" share, you will be getting a double of your share size. For example: 1lb share size picks up 2-1 lb bags, 1/2lb share size gets 2-1/2lb bags. It's really important we get that one right, so everyone gets the correct shares each week!

You can also choose to do a Temporary Pick up Location change, any week you would like to pick up your share at any of our other 23 Pick up Locations. You can do that here, simply choose "Change Pick up Location" from the drop down menu, under the box marked Action.


New this Year! We plan to have Weekly Haddock available as well as Additional Fish for the Catch of the Week! Traditionally, our Additional Fish option  has been available for just the Catch of the Week. Due to an increase in both abundance and quota of the Atlantic Haddock, we are pleased to offer our Members this local, sustainable species weekly!

Order Additional Fish here! Orders available in 1lb increments and discounts on 3lbs and over! Order Additional Fish by Monday night, 12 midnight, the week of your delivery!


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.


Share Types come in 3 sizes:

FISH ONLY                                                     FISH AND LOBSTER

2lb -1lb-1/2lb                                                   2lb/4 lobsters-1lb/2 lobsters-1/2lb/1 lobster                                                                                                

Lobsters will be served up 2 out of every 8 weeks. Current dates for Lobster weeks are as follows: Week 7, Week 8, Week 12 and Week 14. Each Lobster week, we will offer the Fish only Members Lobsters as and Add on option!




A cousin to the cod, the popular Haddock spans both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In our western Atlantic, Haddock can be found from Newfoundland to Cape May, New Jersey. A cold water species, the Haddock is most abundant in the Gulf of Maine and especially offshore on Georges Bank.

Haddock prefer a gravel or rocky bottom and can live up to 10 years old. Grayish-silver in color, with a distinctive black lateral line and black 'thumbprint" along the side, haddock are also easily recognized by their pointed, shark-like, front dorsal fin. This species feeds primarily on mollusks, crustaceans and herring. 


Your Fisherman this Week is NH Fisherman Advocate and Spokesperson, David Goethel, F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH. David, a trained Marine Biologist, has been fishing most of his life and has been instrumental in the legal battle concerning the price charged to Fishermen for At Sea Monitors, required by the National Marine Fisheries Service of all our fishermen.


Haddock is incredibly versatile. You can substitute it in almost any fish recipe and it's a staple in New England fish chowder! Baked, grilled, broiled or pan sauteed, you can't lose with Haddock.

Haddock fillets are firm and tender. They are denser than a cod fillet and have a sweet, mild flavor. Most fried fish sandwiches and fish and chips meals you will find in New England are haddock. This is a well managed and abundant New England species and is plentiful in our Gulf of Maine.

Remember the Cardinal Cooking Rule for Fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness! If you use this method, you can never go wrong with any of our fish!


Bacon and tomato topped Haddock (Courtesy of Pinterest)


Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock on our Pinterest Page, including the recipe above, click here or check out our blog recipe ideas and videos here. (This is a link to our blog, with lots of interesting stories and recipe ideas)


Members get the opportunity to order seasonal Add ons throughout the Session. This Session, we will be offering the following for Seasonal Add ons, available to order in addition to your weekly share: Lobsters, Jonah Crabs, Scallops, Oysters, Mussels, Clams.  Stay tuned for Add on information as they become available! You order Add ons online with a debit or credit card. 


Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Our dwindling NH Fishing Fleet continues to rely on your support for their longevity! We plan to support and help uplift a number of NH's diverse seafood harvesters this year with your help!

Enjoy your Haddock and get ready for a host of new seafood choices this season!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

Seafood Enthusiast



1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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