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Posted 12/10/2016 8:23am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to our Second Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session. I hope you enjoyed the Steelhead Trout this week. Steelhead Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, is a Rainbow Trout that migrates from fresh to salt water. They are native to the Pacific Coast, but have been introduced to many regions of the US over the years. Because of their rapid growth rate and ability to tolerate adverse conditions, they were chosen by UNH Researcher Michael Chambers as a prime aquaculture candidate here in NH.  As a former Aquaculturist, aka Fish Farmer, I wanted to fill you in on some of the important details about our share this week.

Aquaculture in the US is still in its infancy stage. We are trailing far behind much of the rest of the World, especially Asia, where aquaculture of a variety of species has been in existence for hundreds of years. Often times here in the US, aquaculture is given a very bad name and unwarranted bad press by various environmental groups. Yes, there are many aquaculture operations, especially in the Third World, where excessive amounts of antibiotics and hormones are used to raise seafood, but this project is definitely not one of them! I am here to tell you that you can grow fish and other marine species in a sustainable, conscious manner and that you can also be an aquaculturist and an environmentalist, at the same time!

These fish were grown in a fish cage off the coast of Newcastle, NH as an ongoing project conducted by Fisheries Biologists with the UNH Sea Grant/Cooperative Extension program. Please see the video at: https://youtu.be/k8c1GpsM4g4. More information on this project can be seen at: https://extension.unh.edu/articles/Almost-ready-eat

Our fish this week is a perfect example of an antibiotic, hormone and  chemical free product, grown locally and sustainably, with the intention of providing supplemental income to our struggling NH  fishermen.

The project is also growing Mussels and Seaweed along with the fish. This is an innovative aquaculture strategy called IMTA: Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture. It has been in practice for decades in Asia and other parts of the World and is a method that consists of multiple species cultured all at once, that live in symbiosis with each other.

We are very proud to bring this clean, crisp Salmon flavor fish to you as part of our Holiday Medley!

 Gunnar Ek, Marketing Manager for the Steelhead Trout Project with our harvest on a snowy day this past week
Happy Holidays and thanks for making it NH Community Seafood!
All the best,






Posted 12/2/2016 6:11pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to the Second Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session from NH Community Seafood! 

This year, we are offering extra Add-ons of our weekly offerings! So, if you want more Steelhead Trout (our own NH Salmon species), Lobsters, Oysters or Scallops, you can order them here for that week! You must be paid in full for the Session in order to get extras! Please use a credit or debit card to pay.

Also, if you like one week's offerings but not another, you can HOLD up to two times within the session. Do all holds here.

Thanks for your support and for making it local NH Seafood for the Holidays!

Deliveries start next Tuesday, December 6-December 31.

Happy Holidays!!







Posted 11/29/2016 7:25am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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Dear %%user-name%%,

It's that time again! Time to sign up for the Holiday Seafood Medley 2016  from New Hampshire Community Seafood. This year we will be offering UNH Sea Raised Steelhead Trout, Live Lobsters, Oysters and Scallops!

And, if you like the offerings for a particular week, you can order extra! Join us for a Seafood filled Holiday Season!

Click here to begin your renewal process. Or just copy and paste the link below into your browser:


We look forward to having you back this season.

Happy Holidays,

New Hampshire Community Seafood






Posted 11/28/2016 4:56pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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It is hard to believe we are in our final week of our Fall Session. This marks the 3oth consecutive week we have been providing fresh, local NH caught fish and seafood to our members this year.  Thank you to all our Annual Members who have been with us since May and thank you all Fall members as well!

There is still more NH seafood to be had for the Holidays however! There is still time to sign up for our Holiday Seafood Medley session for the entire month of December! And, you can order extra each week if you like the offerings of Sea Raised Steelhead trout, Lobsters, Oysters or Scallops!

And don't forget about the Additional Fish orders available to Members! You can order extra Pollock tonight to stock up your freezer for the winter!


Our fish this week is the sustainably certified Atlantic Pollock, Pollachius virens.  And more great news! The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), one of the oldest and most recognized sustainable seafood licensing agencies, just approved New England wild caught Haddock, Pollock and Acadian redfish as sustainably caught seafood. Those involved with the study claim this "allows consumers to buy New England redfish, haddock and pollock with the confidence that the fisheries will continue to be operated and managed in a sustainable manner".


Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. Check out the article which appeared on our Facebook page:http://www.concordmonitor.com/Misunderstood-pollock-a-key-to-New-England-seafood-s-future-2011708.

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Atlantic pollock are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and are most common on the western Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. A different species of Atlantic Pollock, commonly known as saithe, is found in the Eastern Atlantic.

Atlantic Pollock differs from cod in that they have a greenish hue and slightly darker flesh. Not to be confused with the Alaskan Pollock, found in the Pacific Ocean and one of the most harvested fish in the world. Alaskan pollock is often times found in frozen fish sticks and fish fillets and a main ingredient in seafood salad and many processed seafood products. Our

Pollock has a white, firm flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. It is low in saturated fat and a great source of B 12 vitamins!



Pollock is great in fish chowder, broiled, baked for grilled. It is also fabulous for fish tacos and works well with any blackened recipe. Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Here is are some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/pollock. This is what Chefs at Moxy, a dedicated member of our RSF program in Portsmouth, did with a recent batch of Pollock from us:






p o l l o c k • à • l a • m o x y
nh mushroom,whipped beet ,arugula-cherry tomato salad

(Courtesy of Moxy)


Our NH Fishermen this week are Ricky Anderson, Captain and owner of the 
F/V Bridget Leigh out of Rye, NH and Charles "Puggy" Felch, owner and captain of F/V Lady Victoria out of Seabrook, NH. Thanks guys for the great fish this week!
Captain Ricky Anderson offloading some monkfish heads in Rye, NH


The F/V Bridget Leigh, named after  Rickys' lovely daughter
Charles "Puggy" Felch (in back) and a friend with a large Halibut
The sturdy F/V Lady Victoria out of Seabrook, NH


Additional Fish Orders: Stock the Freezer!


Last chance to stock your freezer for winter with extra fish!!!



Pollock fillets-Additional Fish this week

If you love Pollock or just need some extra fish this week, we are once again this Session offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 12pm midnight tonight.

Additional fish will come in 1lb and 2lb packages, with a discounted rate if you order 4lbs or more! 

Don't forget our faithful restaurants! They will be serving our fish until December 31st! Here is a list of those currently participating:


  • 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
    Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • The District, Portsmouth, N
  • Oak House, Newmarket, NH
  • Atlantic Grill, Rye, NH  
  • Otis, Exeter, NH 

And a special end of the year thanks to our fabulous partners, without whom we would not survive:

              Brookford Farm



And  of course, Tri-State Seafoods, in Sommersworth, who faithfully process our shares into fillets for us each week!

Many thanks to you, our dedicated customer for helping to support our few remaining NH Commercial Fishermen as they continue to hold onto their struggling livelihoods!

Remember, there is more seafood to come in December, with our Holiday Seafood Medley, otherwise we will see you back again in full force  with many planned improvements in April!

Thanks for your support and Happy Holidays to you all!

In Peace,







Posted 11/22/2016 9:15am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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Happy Thanksgiving Week and Welcome to Week 14 of our Fall Session for our Community Supported Fishery (CSF). Next week is our final week for this Session and then we start our Holiday Seafood Medley Session in December. Four weeks of seasonal, NH seafood for your enjoyment around the Holidays! Sign up here to enjoy a wide array of local seafood including oysters, scallops, lobsters and Sea raised Steelhead Trout (a Salmon species)!

Some important reminders for this week: ALL THURSDAY AND FRIDAY CSF Pick Ups (except Peterborough) have been moved to WEDNESDAY, same time and place. If you cannot make your Wednesday pick up, please click here to hold for this week and double up next week. Please do this by 12pm midnight tonight.

Oyster Add ons are of limited quantity this week and there  are no more available. Enjoy your oysters for Thanksgiving if you were lucky enough to get these delicious seasonal treats!

Later this week look for an email for sign ups for next week's new and exciting Add-on, All Natural Sea Raised Salmon species, Steelhead Trout, raised by UNH Aquaculture/Sea Grant Department off Newcastle, NH! This is the same Salmon species of Steelhead we will offer in our Holiday Medley in December!

This week's Catch of the Week is White Hake, Urophycis tenuis, a first for this Fall Session!

Distinguished by the white barbels on the chin and white spots, White Hake are found from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Cape Hatteras, NC and occasionally some schools will stray into deep waters off the coast of Florida. White hake migrate from cooler, deeper waters in the winter to warmer, shallower waters in the spring and summer. Some juveniles can be found in estuaries in the summer. Adult hake can live up to 20 years old and female white hake are among the most fertile of all groundfish (the fish that live on the bottom or "ground" of the ocean), producing up to several million eggs in one spawn!


Despite it's name, the hake is not all white, it is a mud-colored (hence the nickname, "Mud Hake"), white spotted fish on the sides, bronze-gold colored on top and white on the underbelly. Hake have a rather large mouth, the cardinal barbel and very long pectoral (the ones on the sides) fins that have ray- like projections spanning off the body.


White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters and crabs and shrimp! What a bonus for us! Their flesh has a thick, white meaty consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest,https://www.pinterest.com/explore/hake-recipes/



Hake with Crisp Sweet Garlic and Olive Oil (Courtesy of Pinterest)


Our Fisherman this week  is NH Sector fisherman, Fanel Dobre, owner of  the F/V Angela Michelle.  


F/V Angela Michelle tied up at the Portland, Me docks

Additional Fish Orders:
Want some extra fish for this Holiday week? Supplement the turkey with fish or for your guests who don't eat meat, just fish, this is the ticket!
If you love hake or just need some extra fish this week, we offer our Additional Fish Orders to be made until12pm midnight tonight. Additional fish will come in 1lb packages with your fish shares this week.
This will be an abridged version of the newsletter due to the Holiday. Don't forget to HOLD if you need to for this week and DOUBLE UP next week, our final week of this Fall Session.
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving and we at NH Community Seafood and our Fishermen, give thanks for you, our dedicated and supportive customers!  Thank you for all you do! Be well.
In Peace,





Posted 11/18/2016 2:40pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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Dear %%user-name%%,

HOLDING  YOUR SHARE NEXT WEEK: If you are traveling next week and unable to pick up your  share, please go to Member login here and HOLD your share for next week  and double it for the following week, our final week of this Fall Session.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY PICK UPS:All THURSDAY AND FRIDAY PICK UPS, except Peterborough, will be moved to WEDNESDAY, same place, same time.

OYSTER ADD ONS:Weather dependent, we will be offering fresh, NH oysters for  Thanksgiving Week. We will not be able to accommodate Tuesday Pick ups with oysters, sorry. 

And don't forget about our Holiday Seafood Medley Session for the entire month of December! Four weeks of local, seasonal seafood including lobsters, oysters, scallops and NH Sea Raised Steelhead Trout!

Happy Holidays and Thanks for making it NH Community Seafood! We are very thankful for your patronage.

In Peace,







Posted 11/17/2016 2:14pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

Hello %%user-name%%,

Oysters were undoubtedly on the table at the very first Thanksgiving Celebration. And oyster stuffing remains a tradition here in New England as well. So, celebrate this year with fresh, NH oysters from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company in Dover. 

All oysters are farmed in the NH Great Bay Estuary and hand picked, culled and cleaned.


 One dozen raw, in-shell oysters, fresh out of Great Bay


 Order here while supplies last! Limited Supply!



Member price, just $16/dozen.


Make it NH Community Seafood for the Holidays!

In Peace,

NH Community Seafood






Posted 11/14/2016 7:29pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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Welcome to Week 13 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! I apologize for the late newsletter, I am having some serious technical difficulties with the website administrator tonight! This is my fifth attempt to send this newsletter today!

Our fish this week is Atlantic Cod. Cod is strictly regulated by the National Marine Fisheries Service in an attempt to bring back the populations to their former numbers.

Our fishermen save most of their cod quota until the end of the season and that is why we are able to offer this sustainably managed species this week.

So, we welcome back the New England favorite, 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 this week is veteran Ricky Anderson of the F/V Bridget Leigh out of Rye
Captain Ricky Anderson of the F/V Bridget Leigh

 Ricky's right hand man, Zach Griggs (left) offloading fish with Ryan from Yankee Fisherman's Coop


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.


Also, you can still order the Lobster and Crab Add-ons for this week here


 Order Lobsters and Crabs for this week with your fish share by 12 pm tonight!


We will be offering Oysters next week for Thanksgiving as a Members only Add-on.

All Thursday Pick ups will be moved to Wednesday, same place and time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Thank you for your support!


Enjoy the cod and the lobsters and crabs!








Posted 11/12/2016 2:49pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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Dear %%user-name%%,

We have a treat for next week, NH caught Live Lobsters and Jonah Crabs as Members Only Add ons. Feeling crabby? Lobsters and crabs have selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, that help keep a positive attitude!

To order Lobster or Crabs, just go here. You can pay with your credit or debit card on our website. 

Average chix lobster size is 1.2 lbs (sorry, none as big as pictured above, about 12 lbs!).

Crabs come 3 per order, limited supply!


All orders will be delivered with your fish share next week! 

Thanks for your support for NH Community Seafood!

Seafood is good for the soul.

All the very best,








Posted 11/7/2016 5:14pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

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Welcome to Week 12 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF). NH's only Dock to Dish connection bringing you fresh, locally caught fish from our few remaining NH Commercial Fishermen on the Seacoast.

It's Flounder season for some of our fishermen, so this week we are serving up two species of flounder, the Yellowtail flounder, Limanda ferruginea, and the American Plaice, aka "dabs", Hippoglossoides platessoides.

 American Plaice 

The American Plaice or "Dabs" are a cold water species that range from southern Labrador to Rhode Island and in the eastern Atlantic from Greenland to northern Europe. Dabs live on the sandy/mud bottom and prefer deep water. Some can be found as deep as 700m (about 2100ft). They are reddish to gray-brown on top and have a blueish white underside. They have a distinctly pointy nose and rough scales. Plaice is a white, lean flaky fish with a mild flavor. This is a right eyed species, eyes on the right hand side.



  Yellowtail Flounder


The Yellowtail flounder is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to the Chesapeake Bay. It is the Cadillac of the flounder species.  The species got its name from the yellow tint on the tail and fins that encompass the top and bottom of the flattened out, eyes- on- top anatomy of this species. Like all flounders, the yellowtail spends most of its time on the bottom of the ocean, particularly in sandy bottoms and is basically sedentary unless disturbed or hungry. It is a right eyed flounder, kind of like a right handed person.

The flesh of this bottom dweller is lean and firm with a distinctly sweet taste often used as the standard when comparing the flavor of other flounder species. Here are some great flounder recipes from our Pinterest Page: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/flounder/ and for Plaice specifically: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/plaice/



Swiss chard gratin, tomatoe and basil flounder
(Courtesy of Pinterest) 

Our NH Dayboat Fisherman this week is Veteran Dave Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane. Dave has been a true advocate for NH Groundfishermen and is currently in the National news for fighting the newly enforced regulations by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) concerning their new ruling about At Sea Monitors. Read more here:http://buff.ly/1OWDKA4.

            Captain and Fisherman Advocate Davis Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane
 F/V Ellen Diane moored in Hampton Harbor


Want some more Flounder for the rest this week?

If you love Flounder or just need some extra fish this week, we are  offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 12pm tonight. Additional fish will come in 1lb packages and/or 2lb packages delivered with your share. Orders over 3 lbs are offered at a discount rate.  


HOLDS AND DOUBLES: Please remember to do this on our website and select both the week you wish to hold AND the week you wish to double. If you like this week's fish, you can double up this week and hold another week within this Session (until Dec. 2).

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 THE MONDAY BEFORE THE WEEK YOU WISH TO HOLD OR DOUBLE!

Lobster Add ons for next Week!!


We will be offering live lobsters as a Members Only Add on all next week. All lobsters are Chix. The average size of a "Chix" lobster is about 1.2lbs. 

  • Lobsters will come from the NH F/V Vivian Mae out of Portsmouth
  • We offer all our fishermen and lobstermen an incentive on each pound of seafood we purchase
  • Price: $6.40/lb or 3 for $18.00
  • Lobsters will be delivered with your share, order here for next week! 

And finally, it's Portsmouth Restaurant Week! 


Participating restaurants offer special three course prix fixe menus at two unbelievable prices: $16.95 for lunch or $29.95 for dinner per person. Note: Some restaurants extend the $16.95 value price to dinner as well. Find local specials and offers from shops, attractions and hotels at the bottom of the page.

Please support the Restaurants that are part of our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) for this great deal of a meal:

  • Moxy, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • The District, Portsmouth, NH
  • Cure (seasonally), Portsmouth, NH
  • Atlantic Grill, Rye, NH Just added!

Thank you for your continued support for our NH Fishing Community! Enjoy the Flounder and please order your lobsters while supplies last!








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