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NHCS Newsletter: WEEK 3: ATLANTIC COD

Posted 4/29/2019 2:23pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Welcome to Week 3 of our Community Supported Fishery! And welcome to all our new Members this week!

The Catch of the Week is the Atlantic Cod. The Fishing Year ends on May 1, so our NH Fishermen are busy catching the remainder of the Cod quota for the year, which has been greatly reduced in the past 10 years. Cod quotas are 3% of what they were 10 years ago, but we are still able to catch some for our Members!

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WELCOME NEW STAFF

Our new Assistant Manager and UNH graduate, Enrica Jossi is available Monday-Friday to answer your Membership questions. Enrica is also managing our growing Restaurant Supported Fishery this year. You will see Enrica with our fresh seafood at the Exeter and Portsmouth Farmer's Markets starting this week. See the Seacoast Growers Association Farmer's Market Schedule here

NHCS New Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi, at the Dover Food Truck Event this weekend 

 MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

If you have any Membership questions, email Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com.

 

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-COD

 

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.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fisherman this week is Jamie Hayward, Captain of F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth. Jamie and his crew fish more days than any other Day boat in our area! They found the Cod for us this week, thanks guys! Jamie's dedicated crew, Chris, Josh and Ward work hard!
 

Captain Jamie Hayward loading in the catch
 

 

 The F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

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

 

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

 

Local Jonah Crabs Next Week- Order by Sunday Night

Crabs come in orders of 3, live!


 
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

ORDERS FOR CRABS WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY THIS WEEK. ADD ON ORDERS MUST BE IN BY SUNDAY, MIDNIGHT.

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

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!
  

 

 

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

 

 

HOW TO HOLD YOUR SHARE/CHANGE PICK UP

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

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY


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!

PAYMENTS $$$

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

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 don't forget to order extra 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