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NHCS Newsletter, Session 1, Week 4 Atlantic Pollock

Posted 5/23/2016 4:46pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

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We are already on Week 4 of our Session. There are a limited number of NH boats fishing for the month of May. We try to offer a wide variety of different NH fish species throughout the session. However, we are committed to trying to always buy from NH boats, so for that very reason, we are serving up what is being caught this week, which is once again the 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
Our Fisherman this week is Board Member and longtime fisherman, Jamie Hayward of the F/V Heidi Elisabeth. Jamie is the last of NH Fishermen offloading at the commercial fishing pier in Portsmouth. Thanks to the crew of the Heidi Elisabeth for the majority of this week's Atlantic Pollock!
 Captain Jamie Hayward and the F/V Heidi Elisabeth

Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:

Want some more pollock for this week?

If you love Pollock 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 pollock now available to order online until 9pm tonight!

Nuts over Fish, a NH based company run by Shareholder and CSF Member Cinde Vandette, will be making their product available to members starting next week.


An insanely delicious gluten free nut topping made with ALL NATURAL nuts and spices that will instantly enhance your Salmon or YOUR favorite fresh fish!

All six toppings will make you fall "crazy" in love with any fish!





Look for these products to be available to order with your fish in the upcoming weeks!



We offer a flexible hold system if you are away for a week during our session. 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. 

Self -serve Pick ups:

Please pay close attention to your share size if picking up from a Self serve pick up! Remember, all bags are labelled with the size share, 2lb, 1lb and 1/2lb. Please take and extra minute to make sure you are getting the right sized share!

Restaurant Supported Fishery:

And don't forget our Restaurants who support us in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) Program. Next time you are dining out, drop by and tell them you are a CSF Member! Our supporting Restaurants are: 

  • 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,  Dover, NH
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH
  • The District, Porstmouth, NH


Thank you for your continued support for our local NH Fishermen and enjoy our local Pollock this week!







Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

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