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NHCS Newsletter, Session 1, Week 15 (Week 8 Summer) Atlantic Pollock

Posted 8/8/2016 3:18pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.


We are in our final week of our Spring/Summer Session! We hope you have enjoyed the wide variety of local fish we have provided to you for this session! We have sampled many of NH's available "groundfish" directly from our local waters! 

Annual Members, remember we take a one week break next week, from August 15-19.

Thank you for your support and for your willingness to try new things while supporting the few remaining fishermen left in NH. We currently are down to just six Fishermen fishing throughout the entire state!

We would like to continue to provide you with our local delights, to do so, you must "update" your Membership and join our Fall Session

If you would like to continue receiving our fresh, local fish, while supporting our struggling Fishing Community, we have an entire new session, Fall Session starting August 22. Available in both 8-week (Aug 22-Oct14) and 15-week (Aug 22-Dec 2) Memberships. Sign up here for Fall Session!

For our final week of this session, we are once again offering the popular and delicious Atlantic Pollock, Pollachius virens.

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 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/.
Pollock fillet baked with rosemary and lemon (Courtesy of Pinterest)
Our Fisherman this week is once again NH Fisherman and owner of the F/V Angela Michelle and the F/V Jennifer K, Fanel Dobre. Thanks to the Captains and Crew of these two fishing boats for our Pollock this week!

 F/V Angela Michelle pictured above and the F/V Jennifer K provided our Atlantic Pollock this week



(Tuesday deliveries not available)

Order your oyster Add-ons by 9pm tonight, we have more inventory! 


Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:


If you love Pollock or just need some extra fish this week, we are offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 9pm tonight. The same goes for our Lobster Ravioli Add-Ons.  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 Pollock 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 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 participating in our Spring/Summer Session! It has been a joy to deliver fish right off the boat to your kitchen!

Continue to support our local NH Fishing Industry by signing up for our Fall Session

Hope to see you in a couple of weeks!

All the best,











Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209