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NHCS Newsletter, Session 1, Week 8 Acadian Redfish

Posted 6/20/2016 4:36pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

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Happy Summer and Welcome to our new Summer Session Members! For our 15-week Members, this is Week 8. This will be Week 1 for our Summer Session members. We will continue to use our original Week numbers in order to keep track of our various Add- on items throughout this Session. So Summer folks, this is Week 8 and we will go until Week 15. 

In late August, when this Session ends, we will continue with another Fall Session, offering both an 8-week and a 15-week option. More on this later...

Our NH Fishing Fleet is in grave crisis. Currently, only 6 boats are fishing and of those, only 3 are landing fish in NH. The other 3, due to regulations and open fishing ground locations, are landing fish in both Portland, Maine and Gloucester, Mass.

There is no better time to support our NH Fishing Industry!

Our Catch of the Week will be delectable Acadian Redfish,  scientifically known as Sebastes fasciatus and otherwise called  "Ocean Perch".  This big eyed fish looks like a tropical fish from the islands. A member of the Rockfish (grouper) family, the Redfish is a deep water, goggle eyed, slow-growing, fish that spans from Norway to Georges Bank in our Atlantic Ocean. Not to be confused with red drum, a southern species down south, the Redfish births live young (very rare with fish) and can live to be up to 50 years old! This species, once thought of as by-catch, is quickly becoming one of the more popular fish in the US, especially here in New England!


The fillets on these fish are thin and delicate but have a distinctly sweet flavor. You will receive your fillets with the red skin on. Remember, the skin of the fish is where most of the healthy Omega-3 oils are stored AND they add a lot of flavor when cooking. Try them in fish tacos, sautéed in butter with lemon and garlic or on the grill in tin foil. Here is a link to a number of great redfish recipes on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/acadian-redfish/. And remember the cardinal rule for cooking fish10 minutes per inch, including flip time! Because these fillets are very thin, you will therefore only need to cook them for a few minutes each side!


Our Fisherman this week is Fanel Dobre of the F/V Angela Marie. We are also getting fish from our guestboat friends out of Gloucester, Mass to make up this week's fish demand!


Courtesty of Portland Fish Exchange


Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:

If you love Redfish 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!





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. 




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 have had some confusion with members accidentally picking up the wrong share sizes at our self serve pick ups and leaving other members empty handed!


Larger self serve pick ups will have 2 coolers: one with just 1lb shares and the other with 2lb and 1/2lb shares, easily distinguishable from one another.


Each bag is labelled with the size of the share and each share is bagged in a different sized bag, according to weight. 2lb shares are in large gallon sized square bags, 1lb shares are in medium sized square bags and 1/2lb shares are in smaller, rectangular sized bags. Here's what they look like side by side:





2lb, 1lb and 1/2 lbs shares-weights of shares are on the label, please check carefully
Please visit one of our many restaurants that buy fish from our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF):
  • 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
  • Cure, Portsmouth, NH
  • One Hundred Club, 100 Market Street, #500, Portsmouth, NH
  • 7th Settlement, 47 Washington Street, Dover, NH
  • Anneke Jane, Kittery, ME
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • The District, Portsmouth, NH
  • Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH
We have partnered with Three Rivers Alliance to market our fish to other restaurants throughout NH and lower Maine that value the Fish to Dish concept!


Thank you for your support and enjoy your fresh Redfish! Welcome again Summer Session members!
All the best,








Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

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