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Posted 5/20/2019 4:27pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 6 of our Community Supported Fishery and welcome to all our new and returning Members this week!

Our Catch of the Week is Haddock and our Shellfish offering is live Oysters. Our Haddock Fisherman this week is rather famous, see below!

Biweekly Shellfish Members get 1 dozen oysters and fish this week!

We would like to cordially invite all our Members to the first Annual Piscataqua Riverfest on June 1, at Strawberry Banke! The Gundalow Company has organized this exciting event! We will be there signing up new members and educating the patrons on our New England fish and shellfish species! 

We will also be part of a Panel discussion, at 12 noon, under the tent at Strawberry Banke, called "Who''s Catching Your Seafood?" Moderated by Wicked Tuna star Tyler McLaughlin and featuring our NH fishermen Ward Byrne and Lucas Raymond.




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.


We are delighted to be supporting our Guestboat Fisherman, Joe Orlando, F/V Santo Pio, from Gloucester, Mass. Joe was the star of the multi-award winning documentary released by Discovery Channel, Sacred Cod. If you haven't seen it, you really should watch it! Our other Guestboat, assisting with our Haddock this week is the DD Mae II, out of Portland. Here is Joe Orlando, on the Sacred Cod promotional flyer.




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.

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock on our Pinterest Page, 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)

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!


Oysters this week, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, raised in NH's Little Bay!

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 as an Add on the weeks we have Shellfish

Sign up for the Biweekly Shellfish Share here.


Oysters can be eaten raw or cooked! A quick and easy way to cook oysters is to grill them on medium temp for 8 minutes and they will open right up and cook in their own juices! So good.

Click here for some recipe ideas from Pinterest for Oysters!

Chargrilled Oysters, New Orleans style (courtesy of Pinterest)
Enrica Jossi, our new Assistant Manager is coordinating the RSF and getting new members weekly! We are so very happy to announce that after over 2 years of talking about it, we have finally gotten our fish as far north as Colebrook, NH, at the North Country Marketplace on the Canada border! And to the Root Seller, part of Taproot, in Lancaster, NH in the White Mountains. We also just picked up a new hip restaurant in Dover called Ember!


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!


Order Additional Fish for Memorial Day Weekend

Prices discounted on 2lbs and up!

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week fish and/or extra Haddock. Since Haddock is the Catch of the Week, get your Additional Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 2 lbs!


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 your Membership. Your support directly helps the future of our struggling NH Fishing industry!

Enjoy the Haddock and Oysters!

Fishfully yours,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801