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Posted 11/20/2020 2:48pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.

Welcome to Week 11 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), starting on Monday, next Thanksgiving Week. Happy Thanksgiving in advance, we hope you will enjoy your fish as much as your turkey!

The Catch of the Week is New England's only grouper species, the Acadian Redfish!  Certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Redfish is strictly managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and plentiful in our Gulf of Maine. 

Important things to remember:

  • Pick up Location changes for next week are as follows: 
  • Brookford, Manchester, Henniker, Cole Gardens, Northwood- MOVING TO WEDNESDAY, same time and place
  • Brentwood, MOVING TO TUESDAY, same time and place
  • Brasen Hill Farm MOVING TO FRIDAY, same time and place
  • You can always check in on your Member status, orders you have made and Pick up location changes and balances at our Member login here
  • Our Fall Session ends January 2, we start back in April 2021


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 will be a Guestboat, F/V Trish II, out of iconic Gloucester, MA. 

Acadian Redfish live deep and far offshore. Sometimes, we rely on larger trawlers out of Gloucester, to be able to provide our Members with a wide variety of underutilized, yet local fish. 



Redfish tacos with edilbe flower garnish at Vida Cantina, Portmsouth

(Courtesy of Vida Cantina)

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 sautéing! 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!


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!
Check out Revival Kitchen in Bar, Depot Street, Concord, NH!

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 of $50 or more 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.


Thanks much for all your support this Fall Session! Your contribution to our CSF helps keep our fishermen afloat in struggling times.

Thanks and have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Weekend!

All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast



1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



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