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NHCS Newsletter, Session 1, Week 7 Flounder

Posted 6/13/2016 5:33pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

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Welcome to Week 7 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! Our Dayboat fishermen out of Seabrook, NH are in their third week of the flounder season and we are going to get it while it's hot! We will have two species of flounder served up this week, the Yellowtail flounder, Limanda ferruginea, and the American Plaice, aka "dabs", Hippoglossoides platessoides.



 American Plaice Flounder  


  Yellowtail Flounder


The American Plaice or "Dabs" are a cold water species that range from southern Labrador to Rhode Island and in the eastern Atlantic from Greenland to northern Europe. Dabs live on the sandy/mud bottom and prefer deep water. Some can be found as deep as 700m (about 2100ft). They are reddish to gray-brown on top and have a blueish white underside. They have a distinctly pointy nose and rough scales. Plaice is a white, lean flaky fish with a mild flavor.

The Yellowtail flounder is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to the Chesapeake Bay. It is the Cadillac of the flounder species.  The species got its name from the yellow tint on the tail and fins that encompass the top and bottom of the flattened out, eyes- on- top anatomy of this species. Like all flounders, the yellowtail spends most of its time on the bottom of the ocean, particularly in sandy bottoms and is basically sedentary unless disturbed or hungry. It is a right eyed flounder.

Swiss chard gratin, tomatoe and basil flounder


The flesh of this bottom dweller is lean and firm with a distinctly sweet taste often used as the standard when comparing the flavor of other flounder species. Here are some great flounder recipes from our Pinterest Page: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/flounder/ and for Plaice specifically: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/plaice/


Our NH Dayboat Fisherman this week is Veteran Dave Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane. Dave has been a true advocate for NH Groundfishermen and is currently in the National news for fighting the newly enforced regulations by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) concerning their new ruling about At Sea Monitors. Read more here:http://buff.ly/1OWDKA4.

Captain and Fisherman Advocate Dave Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane

Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:

Want some more Flounder for the rest this week?

If you love  Flounder 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 Fish 1lb parcels now available to order online until 9pm tonight!



HOLDS AND DOUBLES: Please remember to do this on our website and select both the week you wish to hold AND the week you wish to double...here's how..

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. THIS MUST BE DONE THE SUNDAY BEFORE THE WEEK YOU WISH TO HOLD OR DOUBLE!

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


We have added a great new healthy Add on, called Nuts over Fish! You can order this online for next week, Week 8, Click here to order. Six different nutty toppings available to put over our delicious fish offerings!

One of 6 Nutty Toppings Available from Nuts over Fish


Thanks for your support! Enjoy the flounder this week, while it's still around!








Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209






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