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NHCS Newsletter, Session 1, Week 14 (Week 7 Summer) White Hake

Posted 8/1/2016 2:07pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

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Just two weeks left of our Spring//Summer Session folks! We are in Week 14 of our 15-week Session and Week 7 for our 8-week Summer Session. Next week will be our final week of this Session.

We break for a week from August 15-19, then our Fall Session begins August 22!

Update your 2016 Membership here for our Fall Session, with both 8-week and 15-week options!

This week's Catch of the Week is White Hake, Urophycis tenuis, otherwise called "Mud Hake".

Distinguished by the white barbels on the chin and white spots, White Hake are found from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Cape Hatteras, NC and occasionally some schools will stray into deep waters off the coast of Florida. White hake migrate from cooler, deeper waters in the winter to warmer, shallower waters in the spring and summer. Some juveniles can be found in estuaries in the summer. Adult hake can live up to 20 years old and female white hake are among the most fertile of all groundfish (the fish that live on the bottom or "ground" of the ocean), producing up to several million eggs in one spawn!


Despite it's name, the hake is not all white, it is a mud-colored (hence the nickname, "Mud Hake"), white spotted fish on the sides, bronze-gold colored on top and white on the underbelly. Hake have a rather large mouth, the cardinal barbel and very long pectoral (the ones on the sides) fins that have ray- like projections spanning off the body.

White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters and crabs and shrimp! What a bonus for us! Their flesh has a thick, white meaty consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest,https://www.pinterest.com/explore/hake-recipes/


Hake with Crisp Sweet Garlic and Olive Oil (Courtesy of Pinterest)

Our Fisherman this week for the majority of our shares is NH Sector fisherman, Fanel Dobre, owner of  the F/V Angela Michelle.  We are hoping to get the remainder of our hake locally from one of our NH Fishermen or our guest boat friends in Portland! 

F/V Angela Michelle tied up at the Portland, Me docks


Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:

If you love hake 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 packages and the Lobster Ravioli will now be labelled with your name on the bag and placed on top of the coolers.


Lobster Ravioli Add ons  and Additional Hake Add On available to order online until 9pm tonight!




Fresh, NH Oysters for Sale! Members Only Add-On!


Add on a Dozen fresh oysters to your fish share next week and support our local Oyster Growers at Virgin Oyster Company! One dozen oysters for just $16.00 per dozen. Order here for next Week, 15 delivery with your fish share!









Lobsterman and President of the Board for NH Community Seafood, Damon Frampton will be selling live lobsters off his boat, the Vivian Mae 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! Lobsters are currently $4.99/lb off the boat.



Our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) is growing by the week! We have teamed up with Three Rivers Farmer's Alliance to help market our fish to chefs around the Seacoast and beyond. Please support these fine establishments that are currently serving our fish on a weekly basis:
  • Anneke JansKittery, ME
  • 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
  • 7th Settlement, 47 Washington Street, Dover, NH
  • Isle of Shoals Marine Lab, Atlantic Ocean, NH
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH
  • The District, Portsmouth, NH
  • Cure, Portsmouth, NH
  • Row 34, Portsmouth, NH
  • Oak House, Newmarket, NH
  • Blind Pig Provisions, Kittery, Me


Thank you for your continued support and don't forget to sign up for the upcoming Fall Session to continue to receive the freshest fish right off the boat, that NH has to offer!


Enjoy the hake,










Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209


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