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NHCS Newsletter: Fall Session, WEEK 12 HADDOCK

Posted 11/6/2017 4:57pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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Dear %%user-name%%,

It is Week 12 in our Fall Session of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF). We hope you enjoyed your Lobsters last week. For those of you who held your Lobsters, you will see a credit on your account by this week. You can use that credit for Additional Fish here any week or for any upcoming Add on or Session.

And speaking of upcoming Sessions, don't forget about our Holiday Seafood Medley Session this December! Sign up here today! Once this Fall Session ends, we immediately start this popular session of 4 local seafood favorites, one a week of:  Premier Fish,  Lobsters, Scallops, Oysters! You can hold any week you don't care for the offerings and double any other week. Don't miss this well loved four-week session!

This week we are offering you the Atlantic Haddock. All of which are harevested from the Gulf of Maine (which encompasses NH also).

You can order Additional Haddock this week here! Over 3lb orders are discounted, for Members only!

The size of our Gulf of Maine Haddock has changed over the years.  Many of our Haddock are called Scrod Haddock, which means they are smaller in size than an 18-24 inch "large" Haddock.

Check out this article on the Scrod Haddock that are currently being harvested by our area Fishermen: "It's OKAY to Eat Small Haddock", http://www.fish-news.com//cfn/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/NOAA-Navigator-7-17.pdf.


Scrod Haddock, just harvested 



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. 

Cooking Haddock:

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.

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 staple and abundant New England species and is plentiful in our Gulf of Maine.

Bacon and tomato topped Haddock (Courtesy of Pinterest)


Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock, including the above pictured dish:https://www.pinterest.com/recipes/haddock/.

Our Fishermen this week are the Captain and Crew of our Guestboats from Portland, the F/V Blue Water III and the F/V Tara Lynn II. Our NH Fishermen are catching Monkfish and baitfish exclusively this week.  For the sake of diversity, we are offering a "Guest Fish" this week from our neighbors in Maine.


F/V Tara Lynn II in Portland (Courtesy of Bobby Baker)


Blue Water III in Portland, ME (Courtesy Bob Barker)



If you love Haddock or just need some extra fish this week, we are offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 9pm tonight.  Additional fish will come in 1lb and 2lb packages up to 5lb per order! Order your extra haddock tonight to get it delivered with your share this week! 

Discounts Available for orders over 3lbs!


Please, do your holds and doubles through our Member Login here. We cannot do them for you, but remember, once you do a hold or double, you are not able to change it in the system. So please contact us if it becomes necessary to change a hold or double. Or if you are owed a double and want to claim it this week. We must receive those emails tomorrow morning early to process them, thanks! Tuesday deliveries excluded.


November 2-11, 2017



It is Portsmouth and the Seacoast Fall Restaurant Week! Here is a link for more information: http://www.goportsmouthnh.com/where-to-eat/restaurant-week/ This week will  offer special three course fixed price 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. 

Restaurants who are part of our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) participating are: 


Please support these fine Chefs and owners by visiting them for Restaurant Week! Our fish gets delivered to Portsmouth on Fridays, so you can enjoy it all weekend!

Our Restaurant Supported Fishery is supported by area Chefs and Retail businesses that value fresh and local seafood. Thanks to Three River Farmers Alliance for having us as their seafood component for their food hub!



That's it for this week! We hope you enjoy your Atlantic Haddock this week and don't forget to sign up for the upcoming Holiday Seafood Medley in December!

Happy Holiday Season,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager






Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801





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