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Posted 5/22/2020 3:48pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.

Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 2 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF). Some important things to know:

Flexible Fish Members, please read the email with instructions that I sent this week as to how your Membership works, we have had several inquiries! If you are at a self serve pick up, please do not take Haddock if you ordered Catch of the Week, we had that happen several times this week. Our system does not allow you to exchange items when you pick up. 

The Catch of the Week is Acadian Redfish, our New England Grouper species that looks and tastes like a southern fish! 

Our Biweekly Shellfish share is NH grown Oysters from our favorite oyster farmer, Brian Gennaco at Virgin Oyster Company, out of Dover, NH.


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!




Your Fisherman this week is Captain Brian Durant, of the F/V Freebird out of Portland, Maine. Our NH fishermen will be back on the water June 1st! The F/V Freebird is a former lobster boat turned fish boat and one of a handful of boats landing in Portland, Maine.

The Portland Fish Exchange, Portland

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.



Breeda Lagan Royer

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

Redfish fillets are thin and come with 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. A common way to serve up this delectable fish is in tacos and it is often a favorite with children!


Our long awaited Oyster week is next week, fresh out of Little Bay, from Virgin Oyster Company. Oysters come live, in  bags of 1 dozen

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here
  • Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!


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.



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

Get your Additional Haddock or Redfish.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!


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.

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


Thank you for supporting our local NH and regional Fisheries! Your Membership directly benefits our local Fishermen in a time of struggle!
Enjoy your Redfish and Oysters next week!
All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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