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NHCS Newsletter, Fall Session, Week 7 Atlantic Pollock

Posted 10/3/2016 4:15pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

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It's Week 7 of our Fall Session with Add-ons  like fresh, raw Oysters from Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH and our delectable nutty, herb topping called Nuts over Fish all to go along with your share of Atlantic Pollock this week!  What a great week to be a NH Community Seafood CSF Member!

We were also featured in the Concord Monitor this past week, check it out here: http://food.concordmonitor.com/2016/09/28/guess-consumers-can-support-new-hampshire-fishermen.

You can find all our media attention plus many informative and educational posts on our fishing industry on our Facebook Page @ NH Community Seafood. We work hard to keep our page updated with the latest news and stories that involve our NH Fishing Industry.

If you love to take pictures of your fish dish, please post your fish dish on our Facebook page! Our staff and especially other members really enjoy seeing what you can do with our fish. Thanks to all of you who have been posting, we have some very talented chefs amongst us! 

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".

We are proud to offer one of these sustainably certified fish for this week,the Atlantic Pollock, Pollachius virens.


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 Atlantic 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 fresh off the boat, waiting to be filleted at our processor, Tri-State Seafoods, Sommersworth, NH
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 his last 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)


Thanks, once again, to the hard fishing crew of the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, captained by NHCS Board Member, Jamie Hayward, out of Portsmouth, NH for our sustainable Pollock! 

Captain Jamie Hayward on the F/V Heidi Elisabeth


Also providing us with the sustainable pollock this week is the F/V Angela Michelle, captained by Tim Daggett

The F/V Angela Michelle sitting at the dock, the newest member of our NH Fleet


Additional Fish Orders:


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 9pm tonight.

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


No Lobster Ravioli this week, we have a limited supply left, and will be offering it later in the Session!


Nuts Over Fish Add-ons:





6 different nut flavors including Sugar-Free, 3oz. bags, enough for 2-3lbs, Member price of only $6.99/bag
 ***Order deadline for Nuts over Fish: Fridays by 9pm for following week



Brought to us by CSF  Shareholder and Member Cinde Vandette, available for the month of OCTOBER, Weeks 7-10. Easy to use and tastes great!


Order here for Nuts over Fish toppings! And your fish could look like this next week:


Our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF):

We are both a Community Supported Fishery(CSF) AND a Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF). Creative and locally minded, these establishments buy our fish on a "Catch of the Week" basis and turn it into culinary masterpieces each week. Please support them if you are dining out this week!


  • 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
  • One Hundred Club, Portsmouth, NH
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • The District, Porstmouth, NH
  • Otis, Exeter, NH
  • Appledore Island Dining Hall, Atlantic Ocean,NH 
  • Row 34, Portsmouth, NH
  • Oak House, Newmarket, NH
  • Blind Pig Provisions, Kittery, NH



Helping us acquire more restaurants throughout the season is:


Don't let the cooler weather make you miss out on any fish this Fall!

Thank you for your continued support and for helping sustain our NH Fishing Industry. We appreciate you, our dedicated Members, who are helping us make a change, one pound at a time.

Frolic with the Pollock! 











Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

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