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NHCS Newsletter, Session 1, Week 9 King Whiting

Posted 6/27/2016 4:59pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

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Welcome to Summer and Week 9 (Week 2 for Summer Session) of our Community Supported Fishery!  We are currently 566 members strong and continue to have members signing up daily for our Summer Session! This week, we feature one of the best tasting whitefish out there, the King Whiting, Merluccius bilinearis





The King's get their name from their large size, these are the biggest and best of the bunch! This whitefish is a member of the Hake family, commonly known as Silver Hake. King Whiting live in both the northern and southern Atlantic. Our northern stock of King Whiting lives throughout the Gulf of Maine to the northern reaches of Georges Bank. King Whiting are important species in the ocean ecosystem as they act as both predator and prey, moving up and down throughout the water column to feed at night and resting on the muddy, sandy or pebbly bottom in the day (when they become prey!).  King Whiting are a grayish- silver color on the back, with a distinctive black lateral line and white speckles.

King Whiting's flesh is softer than that of cod or pollock and is not as flaky. The fillets are thick and firm. The taste is moderate with a hint of sweet flavor. You can substitute the Whiting in any recipe that calls for cod, haddock or pollock. The fillets we provide are thick and meaty and easily seasoned or marinated. The fillets will come with the skin on and that adds both flavor and the important omega-3 fatty acids!  Here's a link to our new Pinterest Page for a bunch of fantastic Whiting (aka Hake) recipes: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/hake-recipes/. Remember, 10 minutes per inch of thickness is how long to cook any fish!

 Seared King Whiting with scallion and lemon (Courtesy of Pinterest)


We currently have just three NH fishermen fishing and landing in NH. Our NH Day Boat Fishermen this week are  David Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane and Captain Neil Pike of the F/V Sandi Lynn  Thanks guys for the great fish!

         David Goethel                                   Neil Pike and crew 


Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:

If you love King Whiting 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. We ask that you do this through our website. 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!

If you are dining out, why not support our NH Fishing Community at the same time? This program is growing by the week as more Chef's discover our fresh, local option!
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, Portsmouth, NH
  • 7th Settlement, 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
  • Oar House, Newmarket, NH SOON TO BE ADDED
  • Row 34, Portsmouth, NH SOON TO BE ADDED
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 King Whiting! And see how delicious the "other" species in the sea really taste! 
All the best,





Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

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