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NHCS Newsletter: Spring/Summer Session, Week 2, Redfish

Posted 5/8/2017 7:46pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

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Welcome to Week 2 of our Community Supported Fishery! We are continuing to sign up new members daily, through our prorated, rolling enrollment system! Our goal this year is to reach 1000 CSF Members!

In April, we sent our a press release for the new season and apparently, it caught NHPR's Peter Biello's eye. Peter featured us on the NHPR "All Things Considered" program last Thursday, you can listen here:http://nhpr.org/post/foodstuffs-dock-dish-effort-meant-support-nh-fishermen.

You can support us by participating in our "Members Finding Members" program! We ask that you refer a friend, family member, neighbor or coworker to our program to help us achieve our ambitious goal this year, our 5th year in the business of helping NH's Fishing Industry survive!

Our Catch of the Week will be delectable Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or "Ocean Perch".  This is our northern Atlantic grouper species. This big eyed fish looks like a tropical fish from the islands. A member of the Rockfish (grouper) family, the Redfish is a deep water, goggle eyed, slow-growing, fish that spans from Norway to Georges Bank in our Atlantic Ocean. Not to be confused with red drum, a southern species down south, the Redfish births live young (very rare with fish) and can live to be up to 50 years old! This species, once thought of as by-catch or lobster bait, is quickly becoming one of the more popular fish in the US, especially here in New England!


The fillets on these fish are thin and delicate but have a distinctly sweet flavor. You will receive your fillets with the red skin on. Remember, the skin of the fish is where most of the healthy Omega-3 oils are stored AND they add a lot of flavor when cooking. Try them in fish tacos, sautéed in butter with lemon and garlic or on the grill in tin foil. Here is a link to a number of great Redfish recipes on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/acadian-redfish/. And remember the cardinal rule for cooking fish10 minutes per inch, including flip time! Because these fillets are very thin, you will therefore only need to cook them for a few minutes each side!


Our Fishermen this week is guestboat Captain Patrick Haggerty of the F/V Teresa Marie III, owned by the Fishing Family of Jimmy Odlin; fishing in the same waters as our NH Fishermen in the Gulf of Maine. Sometimes, when NH Fishermen cannot fish inshore in May, we rely on our guestboat friends from Portland for our shares! 

F/V Teresa Marie III caught our Redfish this week

FAQ's for this week:

UPCOMING SHELLFISH SHARES: Because May (and sometimes June) is a tough month for our NH Groundfishermen  to fish due to inshore closures and restricted quotas, we have incorporated 3 weeks of Shellfish into our CSF shares this year. Here's how it will go, for all Members, regardless of fish share size:

Week 3 (next week): Live Lobsters (TBA, either two chix or one large, dock price dependent)

Weeks 5 and 8: One dozen fresh, in- the- shell oysters

How to do a HOLD for VACATION OR HOLDING ON SHELLFISH WEEKS:   Week 3 (next week, lobsters), 5 or 8 (two oyster weeks) are our Shellfish Weeks. If you do not want shellfish,  please hold for that week, but we cannot offer a double of shellfish or fish to make up for a missed shellfish week, only a credit, due to pricing differences between the shellfish and  fish shares. If you have to hold on a shellfish week, we will credit you as described above. If it is any other week within the 8 or 15 week session, we have a simple and user friendly "hold system" just go to http://www.nhcommunityseafood.com/members/scheduleactions and choose the week you will be away and "hold" that week and choose another week within your session to "double up" your fish share. 

How to do a temporary Pick up Location Change: We offer this feature for you to conveniently change your Pick up location, if need be, for any number of weeks within your session. We now have 24 Pick Up Locations to choose from. Simply click here: and change your pick up location to accommodate your schedule!


Additional Fish Orders: Starting Week 4, we will offer Additional Fish for you to order, in addition to your prepaid fish share. This is a great opportunity to stock up on the Catch of the Week for that dinner party or family cook out you have planned for the weekend! We will offer Additional fish in 1lb increments, with discounted pricing for orders over 3 lbs!

We thank you so very much for your support for our NH Fishing Industry. We offer and incentive on every pound of fish we buy to our NH Fishermen, helping them keep up the livelihood that is so vital to our NH Seacoast Heritiage.

Please help us by spreading the word. I know there are countless amounts of people in NH who would buy our fish, if they knew about our program. That's why we have started our Members Finding Members campaign, to get our already dedicated Members to tell a someone they know about our program.

Because every pound of fish we buy, is directly impacting our struggling NH Fishing Community. So, here's what you can do:

Here is a link to our Sign up Page for new Members you could send out: http://www.nhcommunityseafood.com/members/types

If you like Facebook, please share one of our sign up posts here: https://www.facebook.com/NhCommunitySeafood/
If you use Twitter, feel free to Retweet our Sign up posts
And if you prefer Instagram, we've got that too here: https://www.instagram.com/nhcommunityseafood
Thank you for your support and enjoy the Redfish!
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager







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