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NHCS Newsletter, Session 1, Week 11 (Week 4 Summer Session) Haddock

Posted 7/11/2016 4:55pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

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Welcome to Week 11 for our 15-week Spring/Summer Session and Week 3 for our Summer Session Members. We continue to have a limited number of NH Fishermen braving the high seas this season, so please expect some repeated fish species in the upcoming months.

The good news is, if you have been following the news about our groundfishermen having to pay out of pocket for their "At Sea Monitors"(otherwise called Observers) required by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), they have had a bit of a victory! The cost has gone to 15% from 100% for our fishermen, with NMFS picking up remaining 85%. They still have to pay for the Monitors out of pocket, but much less. See our Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/NhCommunitySeafood/ for more details and weekly fisheries updates. 

For the sake of diversity, we are offering this week an old New England familiar favorite, the Haddock, Melanogrammus aeglefinus


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. 

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 in NH are fishing exclusively for Monkfish, Dogfish (most likely next week's treat) and Whiting. As to not repeat the same fish within a four week period, we are relying on our guest boat friends from both Portland, Maine and Gloucester for this week's catch. 


Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:

If you love Haddock or just need some extra fish this week, we are now offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 9pm tonight. The same goes for our Lobster Ravioli Add-Ons. You now have until tonight, Monday at 9pm to order these delicious treats to be included in your share for this week! Additional fish will come in 1lb and 2lb packages and the Lobster Ravioli will now be labelled with your name on the bag and placed on top of the coolers.








         Lobster Ravioli and Additional Fish Add ons now available to order online until 9pm tonight!





Lobsterman and President of the Board for NH Community Seafood, Damon Frampton will be selling live lobsters off his boat, the Vivian May at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier (next to Prescott Park on Peirce Island) on Fridays from 3-5:30pm. Come on down and get lobster caught the same day and support our local fishermen!




We offer a flexible hold system if you are away for a week during our session. We ask that you do this through our website. To access this feature, use the Member Login on our website. Here you may select the week you want for us to "hold" your share and the week you want us to "double up". When you receive your double share, it will be in the same size bags as your regular share and you will pick up two packages. For example, if you are signed up for a 1lb share, your double share will come in two 1lb packages. The same goes for 1/2 lb and 2lb double shares. 



PLEASE PICK THE RIGHT BAG, we have  had lots of self serve customers going home empty handed!!

We have 17 pick ups throughout the state and one in Dracut, Massachusetts. Due to the number of pick ups we offer, some of them are self-serve. If you are picking up from a self-serve pick up, please remember to check the weight of your share on the bag and check your name off the pick up list. We continue to have some confusion with members accidentally picking up the wrong share sizes at our self serve pick ups and leaving other members empty handed!


Thank you for your support and enjoy your fish!

All the best,







Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

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