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NHCS Newsletter: Spring/Summer Session, WEEK 11 HADDOCK

Posted 6/25/2018 3:10pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.

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WELCOME to Week 11 of our to our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is delicious Gulf of Maine Haddock! And we have fresh, local Jonah Crabs as an Add on from Southern Maine Crabs, run by 19 year old entrepeneur, Jillian Robillard.

Jillian Robillard, our young Crab supplier this week

And if you missed us on NH Chronicle last Monday, here is the link to watch the feature:http://www.wmur.com/article/monday-june-18th-nh-community-seafood/21565147.

On NHPR this morning, they reported that the US imported more seafood last year than any other year in history. By supporting our CSF, we can lower that number! Thanks for buying local seafood and supporting our local fishing industry!

Account issues? Please email Kendall at kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com with all your questions about your membership account. 


Week 12 is next week, a Lobster Week for our Fish and Lobster Members, just in time for Fourth of July! You will receive JUST LOBSTERS. We will also have Lobster Add ons for everyone. If you would like Fish with your lobsters, please utilize our Additional Fish option for next week, available for order starting tomorrow.  Lobsters are starting to shed, so they will be a mix of Softshell and Hardshell.

Your share is pre-priced for the lobsters, according to your Fish Share size: 

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  


We will have a different Shellfish Add on available for the remaining 5 weeks of our Summer Session! Here is the schedule. Shellfish Add ons orders are done the week before your delivery week and deadline to order is Sunday night, by midnight. Click here to order.

WEEK 12  Live Lobsters, Chix, Hardshell and Softshell mixed

WEEK 13  Oysters, by the dozen

WEEK 14  Live Lobsters, Chix, mostly Softshell

WEEK 15  Scallops, by the 1lb (12-20 #/lb)

WEEK 16  Oysters, by the dozen

 This week's Add on are local Jonah Crabs


Please only choose Week 12 and Week 14 to hold and double lobsters. Your shares are pre-priced for both fish and lobster and the two are not interchangable. Hold lobsters for lobsters and fish for fish only, the prices are not the same. Thanks!

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.


The Catch of the Week this week is Haddock. Get your Additional Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 3lbs!


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.




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 and Fisherman Jamie Hayward, F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH. We also will be relying on a Guest Boat from Portland, F/V Carol Anne II, for the remainder of our Haddock. Both Veterans of the sea, David and Jamie will be providing our Haddock for our CSF and our King Whiting for our RSF.

David Goethel, of the F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH


Jamie Hayward, of the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH

Some of our catch this week, from the F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH


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)



Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Our small and dedicated 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 Crabs and we will have Lobsters and fresh fish for the Fourth of July week next week!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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