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NHCS Newsletter: WEEK 9: HADDOCK

Posted 6/10/2019 5:11pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


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Welcome to Week 9 of our Community Supported Fishery! Welcome to all our new members and those who extended their 8 week Membership!

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If you are signed up and receiving this newsletter, you will be picking up your fish this week, even if you have not yet paid, your share will be at your pick up.

The Catch of the Week is Haddock! Plentiful and abundant, Haddock is a New England staple, that is well managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and our local Fishermen. 




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.


Your Fisherman this Week is Veteran Fisherman, Marine Biologist and Fishermen Advocate, Captain David Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane. David fishes out of Hampton, NH and has been a strong supporter of our program since we started.

Veteran Captain and Fishermen Advocate, David Goethel
The ever faithful F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton Harbor


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!




Check our Shellfish Schedule for the rest of the summer here: http://www.nhcommunityseafood.com/store/1547
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.

Next week's Add on will be SCALLOPS. Orders open Wednesday and close Monday. 


Our Partnership with Three River Farmer's Alliance is producing new restaurant clients each week! Welcome onboard to Homegrown Eats, prepared, home delivered meals using local ingredients! They are located in Rollinsford, check them out!




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!


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 support for our local fishermen and this industry.  Summertime is Seafood time! Enjoy your Haddock.


All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801