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NHCS Newsletter,Week 13, Fall Session, Atlantic Cod

Posted 11/14/2016 7:29pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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Welcome to Week 13 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! I apologize for the late newsletter, I am having some serious technical difficulties with the website administrator tonight! This is my fifth attempt to send this newsletter today!

Our fish this week is Atlantic Cod. Cod is strictly regulated by the National Marine Fisheries Service in an attempt to bring back the populations to their former numbers.

Our fishermen save most of their cod quota until the end of the season and that is why we are able to offer this sustainably managed species this week.

So, we welcome back the New England favorite, the Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cod became regionally popular as early as the 1600's here in New England. However, over the past hundred years, there has been an international demand for all forms of cod, including the age old "salted cod", which keeps for up to a year and is used widely all over the world in a variety of cuisines. With this increased demand in cod and an ever increasing world population, came a severely overfished and poorly regulated fishery. Additionally, is has been proven that many cod stocks are migrating further north due to the rapid rise in temperature of the Gulf of Maine over the past two decades.

For these reasons, since the year 2000, cod stocks in some areas of the Gulf of Maine have been on a dramatic decline and this has redefined the fishing industry in New England as a whole. Our once thriving NH fishing fleet is now down to no more than 8 active boats, throughout the entire Seacoast!

Most of the cod you see for sale in your local grocery store has been coming in frozen from Iceland and Norway, as cod migrate north and flourish in those waters, with less restrictive limitations on the fishery.

Cod is great cooked any way: baked, broiled, sautéed, grilled or steamed. It's also very popular in New England Fish Chowder. Remember the cardinal rule for cooking any fish; 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness, any way you cook it. Here are some great recipe ideas for cod, including some New England favorites: www.pinterest.com/explore/cod-recipes/

 

 

 

 

Baked Cod Fillets on White Bean and Cherry Tomato Stew
 
      (Courtesy of Pinterest)  
 
Our Fisherman this week is veteran Ricky Anderson of the F/V Bridget Leigh out of Rye
 
 
Captain Ricky Anderson of the F/V Bridget Leigh
 

 Ricky's right hand man, Zach Griggs (left) offloading fish with Ryan from Yankee Fisherman's Coop

 

Additional Fish Orders and Add-ons:

 

Do you love Cod and want some more for this week?

 If you would like additional fish along with your weekly share, take advantage of our Additional Fish Orders, which must be made by 12pm midnight tonight. Additional fish will come in 1lb packages or 2lb packages.

 

Also, you can still order the Lobster and Crab Add-ons for this week here

 

 Order Lobsters and Crabs for this week with your fish share by 12 pm tonight!

 

We will be offering Oysters next week for Thanksgiving as a Members only Add-on.

All Thursday Pick ups will be moved to Wednesday, same place and time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Enjoy the cod and the lobsters and crabs!

 

Andrea

 

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www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

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