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Posted 6/17/2019 5:35pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


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Welcome to Week 10 of our Community Supported Fishery! And welcome to all our new Members and to our 8-week Members who extended their Membership!

The Catch of the Week is the Atlantic Cod and the Shellfish Share is Scallops. Biweekly Shellfish Members receive 1lb of scallops and you can still order Scallops until midnight tonight here! Scallops come in 1lb and discounted 5 lb bags!

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Please do not feel guilty eating this Cod! Cod is highly restricted and regulated in New England by the National Marine Fishing Service (NMFS). Because of these strict enforcements, we are are starting to see a recovery in the Gulf of Maine Cod populations.

Cod became regionally popular as early as the 1600's here in New England. However, over the past hundred years, there has been an international demand for all forms of cod, including the age old "salted cod", which keeps for up to a year and is used widely all over the world in a variety of cuisines. With this increased demand in cod and an ever increasing world population, came a severely overfished and poorly regulated fishery. Additionally, is has been proven that many cod stocks are migrating further north due to the rapid rise in temperature of the Gulf of Maine over the past two decades.

For these reasons, since the year 2000, cod stocks in some areas of the Gulf of Maine have been on a dramatic decline and this has redefined the fishing industry in New England as a whole. Our once thriving NH fishing fleet is now down to no more than 8 active boats, throughout the entire Seacoast, largely due to these Cod cuts!

Most of the cod you see for sale in your local grocery store has been coming in frozen from Iceland and Norway, as cod migrate north and flourish in those waters, with less restrictive limitations on the fishery.


Our Fishermen this week are from Yankee Fisherman's Coop, in Seabrook, NH. We thank F/V Ellen Diane, Captain David Goethel, F/V Sandi Lynn, Captain Neal Pike and F/V Lady Victoria, Captain Charles "Puggy" Felch. This is a collective effort by three boats to provide us with our Cod this week!
Captain Neal Pike, of the F/V Sandi Lynn, on left
Our Scallops will be coming from a Guest Boat in New Bedford, as our NH Scallop Season ended on April 30!


Cod is great cooked any way: baked, broiled, sautéed, grilled or steamed. It's also very popular in New England Fish Chowder. Remember the cardinal rule for cooking any fish; 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness, any way you cook it. Here are some great recipe ideas for Cod, including some New England favorites like the one below here on our Pinterest page or check out our blog recipes and videos here.


One of our many Cod recipes on our Pinterest Page




 Scallops this week! Still time to order here! Orders come in 1lb and discounted 5lb bags!

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! Here is a partial list of our current supporters!



Retail Locations
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 Cod and Scallops this week! And don't forget to order extra Cof here, it freezes well and we only offer it a few times a year!


All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801




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