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NHCS Newsletter: Spring/Summer Session, WEEK 4 REDFISH

Posted 5/7/2018 2:39pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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WELCOME TO OUR CSF

WELCOME to our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), Week 4 of our Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is our very own North Atlantic Grouper species, Acadian Redfish

And our Add-on this week is Day Boat Scallops! Add-on deadlines will be Sunday nights throughout the season and will be announced the Friday before the week they are available!

SESSION INFO-FISH ONLY vs FISH and LOBSTER SHARES

You are signed up for our Spring/Summer Session. Membership options within this Session are: 8 week, 16 week or Annual. You will have the opportunity, later in the Session, to extend your session to a longer one if you like. If you have signed up at a prorated price and are receiving this Newsletter, you are picking up  your share starting this week.

Share Types come in 3 sizes:

FISH ONLY                                                     FISH AND LOBSTER

2lb -1lb-1/2lb                                                   2lb/4 lobsters-1lb/2 lobsters-1/2lb/1 lobster     

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS; To remind you, if you are signed up for our Lobster and Fish Shares, you will receive Lobsters only on the following weeks:                                                                                           

LOBSTER WEEKS
 
Week 7
Week 8
Week 12 (Fourth of July Week)
Week 14
 
FISH SHARE ONLY MEMBERS: You won't miss out on getting Lobsters these weeks either! We will have Lobster Add-ons Available on all Lobster Weeks, at our Members Only price for you to have with your fish that week! Stay tuned!

HOLDS AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

You can "hold" your share any week withing the Session that you will not be available to pick up OR any week you do not care for the Catch of the Week. Please use our Member Login to do your holds here. You will also have to choose a week to "double" your share. 

It will look like this in our system:

 

 
 

 
 

 

Donate Your Missed Share? 

 

 

Please note, when you pick up a "double" share, you will be getting a double of your share size. For example: 1lb share size picks up 2-1 lb bags, 1/2lb share size gets 2-1/2lb bags. It's really important we get that one right, so everyone gets the correct shares each week!

You can also choose to do a Temporary Pick up Location change, any week you would like to pick up your share at any of our other 23 Pick up Locations. You can do that here, simply choose "Change Pick up Location" from the drop down menu, under the box marked Action (see above).

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY-HADDOCK AND REDFISH

Need some extra fish for your dinner party or family get together? We've got it!

New this Year! We plan to have Weekly Haddock available, by the 1lb, as well as Additional Fish for the Catch of the Week! 

Order your Additional Redfish or Weekly Haddock for this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly.

Discounts orders over 3lbs! 

PAYMENTS

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS MONDAY, 12 midnight FOR THE WEEK OF YOUR DELIVERY! 

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ACADIAN REDFISH

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or "Ocean Perch".  This is our northern Atlantic Grouper species. 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 or lobster bait, is quickly becoming one of the more popular fish in the US, especially here in New England!

 Acadian Redfish, scaled and ready to fillet (Courtesy of Wicked Fish,Inc)

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) Sustainable Seafood Division has an influential seafood branding (Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested) traceability and marketing division. In 2015, they declared Redfish among one of the five best fish to eat out of the Gulf of Maine, the waterbody that encompasses our NH shoreline.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week are the crew on our Guestboat out of Portland, the F/V Teresa Marie III. Thanks to the crew of this trip boat, out of Portland, Maine for bringing us this North Atlantic Treat! The Teresa Marie boats are a fleet of three, we sometimes rely on for our Acadian Redfish!

 

Acadian Redfish just offloaded at the Portland Fishing Exchange (photo courtesy of pfex)

 

Five Gulf of Maine Fish You Can Feel Good About Eating

 
Atlantic Mackerel-Cape (Dogfish Shark)-Whiting-Redfish-Atlantic Pollock

Whether cooking at home or ordering out, conscientious shoppers often face difficult choices. But when it comes to seafood, there are plenty of fish you can feel good about eating.

Here are five Gulf of Maine fish that provide an opportunity to support local fishermen, promote a healthy ecosystem, and eat a delicious meal: 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Cooking with Flounder is a delicate process. We like to remind all our members of the Cardinal rule for cooking any fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of thickness. These fillets will be very thin, so just a few minutes each side will do!

Here are some great flounder recipes from our Pinterest Page here and a link to our blog with recipe ideas and videos here.

 Crispy Flounder and Roasted Tomatoes (courtesy of Pinterest)

Calling All Chefs!  RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS

Got recipes? Take pictures! You know who you are! We've loved seeing your posts over the years on our Social Media so much, that we want to start a contest! We are starting our Weekly Member Recipe Contest on Facebook and/or Instagram. And the competition will be stiff!

Here's how to enter:

  • Post on our  or page (Click to link)
  • Post your recipe on your Instagram or FB and tag us (@NHCommunitySeafood)
  •  #recipecontest in either post

Whoever gets the most "likes" for the week, wins an Additional 1lb share of Fish for the week!

THIS WEEK'S WINNER:

Denise Roberge
Denise Roberge Not a great photo, but trust me, this meal was rockin'. Everything's from our CSA and CSF shares. Thank you NH Community Seafood and Brookford Farm! Pan seared garlic ginger monkfish medallions with chorizo, hot peppers, basil, fresh onions.
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MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Our former Delivery Driver and now official Assistant Manager, Kendall Young has given up the driving to come on board and help with administration, Member Management and coordinating our Restaurant Supported Fishery. Please email kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! We have a small amount of dedicated Fishermen left to support! Thank you for your Membership and support!

Enjoy the Acadian Redfish, a true North Atlantic Delicacy!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 





          

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