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NHCS Newsletter: WEEK 9: REDFISH/MUSSELS

Posted 10/7/2019 5:09pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


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Welcome to Week 9 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Fall Session! The Catch of the Week is Acadian Redfish and our special Add on is Mussels, raised in the open ocean, by fishermen from Portsmouth, Pete Flanagan and Vinny Prien.

I am writing you today from the Localcatch.org Seafood Summit, in Portland, Oregon, where we are gathered with Community Supported Fisheries from around the country! It's been a great experience, and due to the west coast time change, I am just now able to get to the newsletter, sorry for the delay.

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ACADIAN REDFISH

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or as seen in many local Market Basket chains, "Ocean Perch". Often times, this fish is substituted for the tropical fish, Red Snapper. This is our northern Atlantic Grouper species! This big eyed fish looks like a tropical fish from the islands. A member of the Rockfish (Grouper) family, the Redfish is a deep water, goggle eyed, slow-growing fish that spans from Norway to Georges Bank in our Atlantic Ocean.

Not to be confused with Red Snapper, a southern species down south, the Redfish births live young (very rare with fish) and can live to be up to 50 years old! This species, once thought of as by-catch or lobster bait, is quickly becoming one of the more popular fish in the US, especially here in New England!

 

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this week for the Acadian Redfish are our friends from the Grace Marie,  out of Gloucester, Ma. Since Redfish are a deep sea species, most often times they are caught by "trip boats" as opposed to day boats, like most of our NH Fishermen. Trip boats stay out at sea overnight and bring back the catch after a long trip into shore.
 
Grace Marie , docked in Gloucester, Mass
 
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) Sustainable Seafood Division has an influential seafood branding and marketing division called "Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested" brand. In 2015, they declared Redfish among one of the five best fish to eat out of the Gulf of Maine, the waterbody that encompasses our NH shoreline.
 

Five Gulf of Maine Fish You Can Feel Good About Eating

Here are five Gulf of Maine fish that provide an opportunity to support local fishermen, promote a healthy ecosystem, and eat a delicious meal: 

 
 
Atlantic Mackerel-Cape (Dogfish Shark)-Whiting-Redfish-Atlantic Pollock

Whether cooking at home or ordering out, conscientious shoppers often face difficult choices. But when it comes to seafood, there are plenty of fish you can feel good about eating.

 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Breeda Lagan Royer

Redfish cooked over local vegetables (Courtesy CSF Member Breeda Lagan Royer)

Redfish fillets are thin and have the skin on. All the good Omega-3's are in the skin! Cook these fillets for just a few minutes, on each side if frying, grilling or sauteing! Season overnight for full flavor.

Click here for our recipes for Redfish our Pinterest Page or here for recipes on our blog, complete with videos.

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

Mussels grown at sea by Fishermen, first time ever offer this week
 
Mussel orders have been locked off as of last night. Thanks to all the Members who ordered! We got orders for 200lb of mussels!
 


SCALLOPS NEXT WEEK! $20/lb for Members! ORDERS AVAILABLE STARTING WEDNESDAY, LOOK FOR YOUR EMAIL!
 
 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 
  • Or order Shellfish "alla carte", as an Add on the weeks we have Shellfish

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com
 

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

 

HOW TO HOLD YOUR SHARE/CHANGE PICK UP

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!

You can also do a Temporary Pick up location change at the same site. Just select this from the drop down menu and choose your Pick up location change for the week. We have 22 Pickups to choose from here

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our wonderful Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week fish and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Redfish, order here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

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

PAYMENTS $$$

You do not have to be paid in full to begin receiving your share! We work on the trust system. 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

Thank you for supporting our local NH and regional Fisheries! Your Membership directly benefits our local Fishermen and they appreciate your support!
 
Enjoy your Redfish and Mussels if you ordered them and  thank you for your Fall Membership!

 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Summer Seafood Enthusiast

 




                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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