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NHCS Newsletter: WEEK 15: WHITE HAKE

Posted 8/21/2020 2:30pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 15, starting on Monday, of our Community Supported Fishery. Our Spring/Summer Session will end with Week 16, the week of Sept 1-5. Then we take one week off.

Fall Session starts September 15 and has an 8-week and a 16-week Fish Share option and a 16-week Biweekly Shellfish Option. 

If you have not signed up for our Fall Session yet, please do that here, as an update to your Membership. 

The Catch of the Week is White Hake, a light, flaky white fish that is very versatile and good eating!

Important things to remember:

  • WE CANNOT SUBSTITUTE HADDOCK FOR THE CATCH OF THE WEEK: Our mission is to market underutilized fish caught by our local fishermen. Please do not take Haddock from your pick up location if you don't care of the Catch of the Week, all haddock is pre-ordered
  • You can check the status of your Membership, credits, holds, and all Add on orders here, at our Member Login portal
  • Jonah crabs next week, sorry we will only have enough for our pre-ordered Shellfish Shares
  • Every pound of seafood you purchase from our cooperative helps to benefit a local fisherman or woman, thanks so much
Our fishermen for the week will be the F/V Lady Victoria, out of Seabrook, Captian Puggy Felch and the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, Captain Jay Driscoll.
F/V Lady Victoria, in Seabrook Harbor
 F/V Witchcraft, in Rye Harbor


Photo courtesty of Pinterest

White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters, crabs and shrimp! Their flesh is white, thick and has a flaky consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest Page here.  

Hake is very versatile. Try seasoning them the night before for superior flavor.



Our Shellfish Share for Week 16 is Jonah Crabs. Sorry, we only have enough for our pre-ordered Shellfish share members! Sadly, no additional will be available! Sorry folks!

Shellfish share is 12 live crabs.


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!
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.


Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or White Hake.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!


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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.


Thank you for your continued support for our struggling local fisheries! We truly appreciate your business and our fishermen and women do too!
Enjoy the weekend and thanks for making it local seafood for the summer!
All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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