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NHCS Newsletter, Week 9 Fall Session, Atlantic Cod

Posted 10/17/2016 4:34pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.


Welcome to Week 9 of our Fall Session! And welcome to our 8-week Members who are extending their membership to continue to receive the freshest, most sustainable local fish in all of NH!

Firstly, a gracious thank you to CSF Member and professional photographer, Michael Sterling and CSF Member and journalist/teacher/art activist Denise Wheeler for their creation of this fabulous article, hot off the press, in the Portsmouth journal, "The Square": http://www.thesquarenh.com/on-board-with-the-dock-to-dish-movement.  This article gives our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) the attention it so rightfully deserves!


This week we are able to bring you the old favorite, the Codfather of all fish, the Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua. 



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!


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.


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: www.pinterest.com/explore/cod-recipes/



 Baked Cod Fillets on White Bean and Cherry Tomato Stew
      (Courtesy of Pinterest)    


Our Fisherman for this week is hardworking, constantly at sea and NHCS Board Member, Jamie Hayward of the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth. Jamie has been catching a lot of fish for us this year and lands fish at the Portsmouth Fishing Pier. Thanks to Jamie and his crew for bringing us this local treat again this week!

Jamie was also recently featured in the Portsmouth Herald Seacoast Sunday, discussing the state of our NH Fishing industry. Here it is: http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20161009/last-of-fishermen-nhs-ground-fishing-captains-fading-away.



                                  Captain Jamie Hayward on the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth



Heidi & Elisabeth Crew Members Chris (left) and Tommy "picking the net"



 Heidi & Elisabeth crew member Erik Crowley with a rather large halibut




Additional Fish Orders and Add-ons:

Do you love Cod and want some more for this week?

If you would like additional fish along with your weekly share, take advantage of our Additional Fish Orders, which must be made by 12pm midnight tonight. Additional fish will come in 1lb packages or 2lb packages.



ONLY 5 dozen left!



Lobster Ravioli Add ons and Additional Fish available to order online until 12pm tonight! 


Reminder to All: HOLDS AND DOUBLES POLICY: Please remember to do this on our website and select both the week you wish to hold AND the week you wish to double, here's how..


We offer a flexible hold system if you are away for a week during our session. To access this feature, use the Member Login on our website. Here you may select the week you want for us to "hold" your share and the week you want us to "double up". When you receive your double share, it will be in the same size bags as your regular share and you will pick up two packages. For example, if you are signed up for a 1lb share, your double share will come in two 1lb packages. The same goes for 1/2 lb and 2lb double shares. This must be done MONDAY night, by 12 midnight the week you wish to hold!





This stuff is amazing, I've tried it for the last 3 weeks on all types of fish!
We have an exciting new Add-on available to Members from NHCS Shareholder and Member, Cinde Vandette, called Nuts over Fish! Available in 3oz packages and 6 nut flavors (including Sugar Free), Nuts over Fish is a delicious fish topping blend of nuts and herbs to compliment any of our fresh fish! To order, click here for next week!


 Pistachio, Macadamia or Almond Toppings Available 


We are delighted to be able to offer our Members this diverse variety of specialty items! Please note, to order Add-ons, you must be paid in full for your fish share and use a credit or debit card to purchase.

Finally, remember our creative minded Chefs and the following restaurants next time you are going out to eat. These members of our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) are helping put us on the map:

  • Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH
  • Local Eatery,  Laconia, NH
  • The Hancock Inn,  Hancock, NH
  • Moxy, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe,  Portsmouth, NH
  • One Hundred Club, Portsmouth, NH
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • The District, Porstmouth, NH
  • Cure (seasonally), Portsmouth, NH
  • Appledore Island Dining Hall, Atlantic Ocean,NH 
  • Row 34 (seasonally), Portmouth, NH
  • Oak House, Newmarket, NH
  • Blind Pig Provisions, Kittery, NH
  • Atlantic Grill, Rye, NH Just added!


It is with immense pleasure that we are able to supply so many Members and restaurants with our local NH fish. We continue to help the struggling NH Fishing Industry, one pound at a time!

Thank you all for your continued support!

Enjoy the King and Queen of the Sea,








Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209


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