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Posted 10/9/2017 5:53pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 


Dear %%user-name%% ,

Welcome to Week 8 of NH's only Community Supported Fishery! If you are an 8-week Member, this is your last week in the session, unless you choose to EXTEND your Membership to the full 15-week Fall Session. You can do that here to sign up for the 15-week EXTENSION. Fall Session will include 2 weeks of lobsters as your share, consisting of 3-chix lobsters/share, regardless of your fish share size. The remaining weeks will consist of fresh NH fish!

Lobster Weeks for the 15-week Fall Session will be next week, Week 9 and Week 11. Lobsters will be delivered live and kicking, with banded claws! Bags will be provided at your site.

As we approach the end of the groundfishing season in New Hampshire, the cod quota is now being caught by our Day Boat Fishing Fleet. Our Fishermen save the very small amount of Cod quota they have for the end of the season, so they don't catch it early and then have to stop fishing for all species. You cannot catch other groundfish without catching Cod, they all live together in the same area of the ocean!

Please do not feel guilty eating this Cod! This is the second time we have offered it all Season, due to it's inability to be caught in large numbers by our Dayboat Fishermen! Cod is highly restricted and regulated in New England by the National Marine Fishing Service (NMFS). Because of these strict enforcements, we are are starting to see a recovery in the Cod populations.

Our NH Fishermen are catching about 2% of the Cod that they were able to catch as little as 7 years ago, due to drastic cuts by the NMFS after determining the population numbers were quickly dwindling since about 2007. A lot of our Fishermen, both Commercial and Recreational, are saying they are seeing more Cod this year than they have in many years, and this is a great sign!

 

 

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 9 active boats, throughout the entire Seacoast, largely due to these Cod cuts!

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 like the one below: www.pinterest.com/explore/cod-recipes/

 

 


One of our many Cod recipes on our Pinterest Page

 
 
 

Our Fishermen this week are the hard working and ever fishing crew on the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, out of Portsmouth, NH.  At the helm is Captain Jamie Hayward and his crew. These guys fish in all weather, know no Holidays and are the most fished Commercial Fishing boat in our NH Dayboat fleet!


The Heidi & Elisabeth, with Captain Jamie Hayward and his crew caught our Cod for the beginning of the week today in this mess of a weather on a Holiday!

 

 Beautiful fresh Large Cod, just in from Sea

 

The Documentary featuring our own NH Fishermen, Sacred Cod will be here in NH for a double viewing this month!

 

 SACRED COD, the documentary at NH Film Festival this Year

(Courtesy of Sacred Cod)

 

Don't miss the documentary SACRED COD a the NH Film Festival this year in Portsmouth. Dates and times are October 13 at 3:45pm and October 15 at 10:55am. Our own NH Fishermen David Goethel can be seen  in this riveting documentary based on the lives of two local Fishermen who once depended on cod to make a living. 

Additional Fish Orders:
 
Order Additional Fish for this week, WEEK 7 here. They will be delivered with your share and all orders over 3 lbs are discounted.  Discounted for Members only!
 
HOLDS and DOUBLES
 
Please do all holds and doubles through our Member Login on our website here by Monday at 9pm! We ask that YOU, the Member do all holds and doubles, so you can have the convenience of choosing the weeks you want to double up!
 
Still owed a DOUBLE SHARE from doing a HOLD? Those we will have to do for you. Just email us once you know the Catch of the Week and we will double you up!
 
And there is still time to sign up at a prorated cost if you know friends or relatives that would like to receive our fresh and local seafood! Just direct them to our website and to sign ups here!
 
Thanks for supporting our heritage and culture by supporting our local NH Fishermen!
 
Enjoy the Cod!
 
Best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager/Codfish Enthusiast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 10/4/2017 1:25pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

Dear %%user-name%%,

Thank you for your 8-week Membership in our Fall Session! We hope you enjoyed the selection of fish we have offered and our Oyster Add ons, if you ordered them!

We would like to invite all our 8-week Members to extend their Membership to the 15-week Membership, which goes until December 2. The full 15-week Membership includes Lobsters (3-chix/share) for Week 9 and Week 11 and fish for the remaining weeks.

Click here to extend your Membership to the full 15-week Fall Session and enjoy fresh and local seafood for the entire season! Prices are prorated based on your 8-week Membership purchase. 

This Membership is titled "15-week Fall Session EXTENSION" and exclusively for our 8-week Fall Session Members.

Thank you for supporting our local fishing industry! Hope to see you for the remainder of the Fall session!

Your friends at,

NH Community Seafood

 

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 10/2/2017 3:58pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.



Dear %%user-name%%,

We are already in Week 7 of our Community Supported Fishery! And good news for our 8-week Members! We are offering you an Extension on the Fall Session for the full 15 weeks, click here to sign up. You can sign up to continue the full 15 week Session until December 2! 

This Full Fall Session includes fish and lobsters for your shares. Your Lobster Share is 3-chix lobsters/share regardless of Fish Share size. Lobsters are priced the same for all Fish Share Sizes. We hope to be able to offer Additional Lobsters for sale during lobster weeks.

Lobster Weeks for this Session will be Week 9 (Week of Oct. 16) and Week 11 (Week of Oct 30), weather permitting, of course! If you are an Annual Member or a 15-week Member this Fall, you will be receiving the Lobster Shares these weeks. If for some reason you do not want Lobster, please HOLD that week through our Member login system here and you will receive a credit from us to use towards future purchases. 

Our fish this week is the Flounder, specifically the American Plaice.  


 American Plaice 

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. This is a right eyed species. 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. 

Our Fishermen this week are our guestboat friends from Portland, Maine including the F/V Christina Carol. Our local NH Dayboat Fishing fleet is down to 4 boats for the remainder of season and are currently catching primarily baitfish and Monkfish. That will change soon, as the Flounder and Pollock come into our shores.

 

F/V Christina Carol, the smaller boat left, helped with our Flounder Catch this week

Cooking Flounder:

Flounder is delicate and your fillets will be thin and numerous. Don't overcook the Flounder, or it will become tough!

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 : https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/flounder/ and https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/plaice/

Baked Flounder with lemon

 

The Documentary featuring our own NH Fishermen, Sacred Cod will be here in NH for a double viewing this month!

 

 SACRED COD, the documentary at NH Film Festival this Year

(Courtesy of Sacred Cod)

 

Don't miss the documentary SACRED COD a the NH Film Festival this year in Portsmouth. Dates and times are October 13 at 3:45pm and October 15 at 10:55am. Our own NH Fishermen David Goethel can be seen  in this riveting documentary based on the lives of two local Fishermen who once depended on cod to make a living. 

Additional Fish Orders:
 
Order Additional Fish for this week, WEEK 7 here. They will be delivered with your share and all orders over 3 lbs are discounted.  Discounted for Members only!
 
HOLDS and DOUBLES
 
Please do all holds and doubles through our Member Login on our website here by Monday at 9pm! We ask that YOU, the Member do all holds and doubles, so you can have the convenience of choosing the weeks you want to double up!
 
Still owed a DOUBLE SHARE from doing a HOLD? Those we will have to do for you. Just email us once you know the Catch of the Week and we will double you up!
 
And there is still time to sign up at a prorated cost if you know friends or relatives that would like to receive our fresh and local seafood! Just direct them to our website and to sign ups here!
 
Thank you for your support for our local fishing industry! Enjoy the Flounder and post your recipes on our Facebook Page @NHCommunitySeafood!
 
Best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
 

 

 

 

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 9/25/2017 5:30pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 6 of our Community Supported Fishery! This week we will have your Oyster Add-ons delivered with your fish share if you ordered Oysters.

We were on NHPR this week with Peter Biello talking about how we reached our 1000 Membership goal this year! Listen to it here: http://nhpr.org/post/foodstuffs-community-supported-fishery-lands-membership-haul#stream/0.

We are buying what our fishermen are allotted to catch and that is how we support them. 

Our fish this week is the abundant and delicious Monkfish! Once caught as by-catch in otter trawls and gillnets, have quickly become one of the world's most popular fish. In the west, usually just the tail meat is eaten, but  there is a large market for whole monkfish in Asian countries. Also known as "Poor Man's Lobster", monkfish tail meat has both the consistency and distinct taste of this famous crustacean. If you like lobster, you'll love monkfish! And if you don't like lobster, the firm, white fillet when cooked also tastes like a sweetened fish. The flesh is distinct and a purplish-brownish color when raw and turns white once cooked. 
 
 
Christopher White (left) and Erik Crowley, longtime crew on the F/V Heidi &Elisabeth with some of Monkfish !
 

Not at all attractive on the outside, Monkfish should not be judged by their outward appearance! They are a brownish color mottled with white spots on top and white on the underbelly. Their habitat spans from the Grand Banks and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence along the Atlantic shoreline south to Cape Hatteras, NC. Monkfish are voracious predators. They lurk on the sandy, muddy bottom and lure their prey with the spiny extension on their head. This "lure" attracts the prey, like bait on a fishing line, bringing the victim close in for the lunge of the monkfish. The unusually broad mouth, adapted to swallow whole fish, shrimp and squid, is lined with layers of stubby white teeth.

Cook Monkfish as you would any other fish, and remember the cardinal rule, 10 minutes an inch! The monkfish tails are wide and thick, because they are the tail meat. Marinating the tails and seasoning before cooking adds to the flavor. Baked, sauteed, broiled, roasted or grilled, these tails are fantastic!

Here are some great recipe ideas for monkfish: https://www.pinterest.com/fishisthedish/monkfish-recipes/.

 


Baked Monkfish Roman Style (Courtesy of cookingfrombooks.com)
 
Our catch this week comes from three different boats currently fishing our NH waters. The F/V, Lady Victoria, captained by "Puggy" Felch, the F/V Sweet Misery, captained by Jayson Driscoll and the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, captained by Jamie Hayward.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Additional Fish Orders:
 
Order Additional Fish for this week, WEEK 6 here. They will be delivered with your share and all orders over 3 lbs are discounted.  Discounted for Members only!
 
HOLDS and DOUBLES
 
Please do all holds and doubles through our Member Login on our website here by Monday at 9pm! We ask that YOU, the Member do all holds and doubles, so you can have the convenience of choosing the weeks you want to double up!
 
Still owed a DOUBLE SHARE from doing a HOLD? Those we will have to do for you. Just email us once you know the Catch of the Week and we will double you up!
 
LOBSTER WEEKS: If you are an Annual Member or a 15-week Fall Member, we will be serving up Lobsters as part of your share, weather permitting, on Week 9 and Week 11. Your share, regardless of your fish share size (everyone is charged the same amount for lobsters) will be 3-chix lobsters. 
 
That's all for this week folks! Enjoy the Monkfish and thank you for your support and patronage for our local fishing community!
 
Best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
 
 

          

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 9/18/2017 2:32pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.



Dear %%user-name%%, 

Welcome to Week 5 of our Community Supported Fishery! We hope you are enjoying our wide selection of New Hampshire fish species we have been offering you so far! New England has the largest variety of fish on the East coast and we are determined to serve up every last one we can get ahold of for you!

And don't forget, next week, Week 6, we will be offering our Virgin Oyster Company, Oyster Add-ons for Members only! Order here for your raw, in-the-shell oysters.

Oysters come bags of one dozen, and are $16/dozen for orders under 3 dozen and $15/dozen for orders of 4 or 5 dozen! Oysters are delivered with your fish shares at your pick up location.

And if you love Oysters, don't miss the 7th Annual Oysterpalooza Celebration at Liars Bench Brewery, 459 Islington St., Portsmouth, NH this Wednesday, from 4-8pm!

The tradition continues. Come join Liars Bench & Friends for the 7th annual Oysterpalooza, a celebration of the Great Bay's bivalve bounty. $60 dollars gets you all inclusive handfuls of everything. Fresh shucked local oysters from Virgin Oyster Company, LLCCedar Point Oysters & Fox Point Oysters, frothy beer from Liars Bench Beer Company, mini hot dogs from Moxy, tacos from Vida Cantina NH and lobster rolls from Seaport Fish. And just think, if we're out of breathe listing all the options, imagine of how your belly will feel.

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 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!

 Pan Seared Redfish w/ Greek Orzo & Red Pepper Lemon Emulsion (Courtesy of Pinterest)

 

Our Fishermen this week are two guest boats out of Portland, Maine The F/V Teresa Marie IV and the F/V Harmony owned by the Fishing Family of Jimmy Odlinfishing in the same waters as our NH Fishermen in the Gulf of Maine. Sometimes, when NH Dayboat Fishermen are only catching one or two species for us to provide our members, we rely on our bigger tripboat, guestboats  to provide a variety of fish for you!

 

F/V Teresa Marie, one of our Guestboats this week from Portland, Me

(Courtesy of Cape Ann Images)

    Our other Guestboat,  F/V  Harmony with outriggers set, out of Portland, Me
(Courtesy of Bob Baker)
 

ADDITIONAL FISH THIS WEEK: Order Additional Fish here for this Week! Redfish freezes up nicely and is a great fish to have on hand for a quick fish meal, as it cooks so fast!

HOLDS and DOUBLES:   We ask that all Members do their own holds through our Member Login Portal on our website here. When you do a hold, you also have to pick a double date. You can hold the week's you don't like the offerings or will be away and double on a subsequent week.

Restaurant Supported Fishery: We have a host of fabulous restaurants that carry our fish on their menu weekly. Often times, this is a different fish than what we offer our CSF Members, so try them out! Here is a current list of all our RSF participants with a link (just click on the name of the restaurant) to their website!

 

Thanks to our partners at Three River Farmers Alliance for their help with our Restaurant clients! 

Upcoming Fish this Session: Our two otter trawl dayboats out of Seabrook, NH will be back fishing flounder soon! And we will see more cod and pollock on the menu this session as well!

Your support for our local fishing community is very much appreciated! Enjoy the Acadian Redfish, our very own New England Grouper!

Best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 

 

                                  

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 9/13/2017 1:07pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.


Dear %%user-name%%,


We are happy to announce we will be offering fresh, NH raw oysters (in the shell) as an Add-on for Members only Week 6, Sept 26-30. 

Click here to order now!

Prices for 1-3 dozen orders will be $16/dozen and any order over 3 dozen will be $15/dozen!  

Our Oyster Farmer, Brian Gennaco of Virgin Oyster Company will be supplying our oysters once again this session. Brian raises oysters in Great Bay and the Bellamy River!

Brian Gennaco of Virgin Oyster Company, on the water harvesting oysters in Great Bay

Just another way to support our local fisheries here in NH! Thanks for your order!

 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager/Bivalve Enthusiast

 

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 9/11/2017 2:30pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 4 of our Fall Session, NH's only Community Supported Fishery directly supporting our NH Commercial Fishermen! We have just a handful of boats fishing right now, but continue to source you fresh, local NH caught fish!

Good news for Oyster Lovers! We will be offering Oyster Add-ons in two weeks, on Week 6, starting September 26! Order your fresh Great Bay Oysters here and pay the Member only price of $16/dozen. Oysters come raw and in the shell from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover.

Discounts on any order over 3 dozen! Order more and save!

 

 

And more good news for Oyster lovers! NH's very own 7th Annual Oysterpalooza is being held at the Liars Bench Brewery, Portsmouth, next Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 4-8pm. Come get oysters from 3 Oyster Farmers and great food from some of our Restaurant Supported Fishery Chefs like Moxy and Vida Cantina too! More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/266854803832703/

This week's Catch of the Week is White Hake, a local, delectable treat from our NH waters!

Distinguished by the white barbels on the chin and white spots, White Hake are found from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Cape Hatteras, NC and occasionally some schools will stray into deep waters off the coast of Florida. White hake migrate from cooler, deeper waters in the winter to warmer, shallower waters in the spring and summer. Some juveniles can be found in estuaries in the summer. Adult hake can live up to 20 years old and female white hake are among the most fertile of all groundfish (the fish that live on the bottom or "ground" of the ocean), producing up to several million eggs in one spawn!

 

Despite it's name, the hake is not all white, it is a mud-colored (hence the nickname, "Mud Hake"), white spotted fish on the sides, bronze-gold colored on top and white on the underbelly. Hake have a rather large mouth, the cardinal barbel and very long pectoral (the ones on the sides) fins that have ray- like projections spanning off the body.

 

White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters and crabs and shrimp! What a bonus for us! Their flesh has a thick, white meaty consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest,https://www.pinterest.com/explore/hake-recipes/

 

 

Hake with Crisp Sweet Garlic and Olive Oil (Courtesy of Pinterest)

 

Our Fisherman this week  are NH Sector fishermen, Fanel Dobre, owner of  the F/V Angela Michelle, docked in Portland and Jamie Hayward of the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth.

 

F/V Angela Michelle tied up at the Portland, Me docks

 

 Heidi & Elisabeth coming into port at Portsmouth, NH
 

Additional Fish: Order Additional Fish here for this Week! White hake is great in stews and chowders, just right for this time of year!

HOLDS and DOUBLES:   We ask that all Members do their own holds through our Member Login Portal on our website here. When you do a hold, you also have to pick a double date. You can hold the week's you don't like the offerings and double on a subsequent week.

Restaurant Supported Fishery: We have a host of fabulous restaurants that carry our fish on their menu weekly. Often times, this is a different fish than what we offer our CSF Members, so try them out! Here is a current list of all our RSF participants with a link (just click on the name of the restaurant) to their website!

 

Thanks to our partners at Three River Alliance for their help with our Restaurant clients! 

 

That's it for this week Members! Remember, there is always a chance to sign up for our Community Supported Fishery, at a prorated price. So please tell your fish loving friends, family and coworkers about us!

And we have a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter page too! Check us out on Social Media!

Thanks for your support, your purchase is making a direct impact on our local Fishing industry!

Cheers,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 
 

 

 





              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 9/9/2017 10:17am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

Zach Griggs, our newest and  youngest NH Commercial Fisherman 

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

We wanted you to know that we are in Week 3 of our Fall Session. You can still sign up at a prorated price and get local, fresh fish and seafood from our NH Seacoast region! 

If you sign up today, you can still choose either a 5-week prorated Membership consisting of fish only or a 12-week prorated Membership, that includes fish and lobsters!

Click here to begin your renewal process. Or just copy and paste the link below into your browser:

%%renewal-link%%

We look forward to having you back this Session!

**If you have an existing credit with us, and would like to use it towards this Membership, when checking out use the "Invoice" option. You will then receive a confirmation email with your balance. Thank you.

Your friends at,
New Hampshire Community Seafood

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 9/5/2017 3:51pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 3 of our Fall Session of our Community Supported Fishery! We hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Our fish this week is Atlantic Cod. Cod is strictly regulated by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in an attempt to bring back the populations to their former numbers. Please do not feel guilty eating this Cod! This is the first we have offered it all Season, due to it's inability to be caught in large numbers by our Dayboat Fishermen!

Our NH Fishermen are catching about 2% of the Cod that they were able to catch as little as 7 years ago, due to drastic cuts by the NMFS after determining the population numbers were quickly dwindling since about 2007. A lot of our Fishermen, both Commercial and Recreational, are saying they are seeing more Cod this year than they have in many years, and this is a great sign!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 9 active boats, throughout the entire Seacoast, largely due to these Cod cuts!

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 like the one below: www.pinterest.com/explore/cod-recipes/

 

 


One of our many Cod recipes on our Pinterest Page

 
 
 

Our Fishermen this week are the hard working and ever fishing crew on the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, out of Portsmouth, NH.  At the helm is Captain Jamie Hayward and his hard working crew. These guys fish in all weather, know no Holidays and are the most fished Commercial Fishing boat in our NH Dayboat fleet!



A devout Patriots fan, Captain Jamie Hayward and his F/V Heidi & Elisabeth

 

 Additional Fish:  All Additional Fish needed to be ordered by last night at 9pm, which is why I sent out an abridged form of the newsletter. Thanks for all the Additional orders!

 

HOLDS and DOUBLES:   We ask our Members to please do all holds and doubles on your own via our website here. When you do a hold, you also have to pick a double date. This doesn't help when you don't know what that week's fish will be, right! We are working on that within our software system. For now, you can hold the week's you don't like the offerings and double on a subsequent week. IF you want to change the day you doubled due to fish selection, please email us by Monday evening of that week!

 

 

Oyster Add ons: We will be offering our fresh, Great Bay raw oysters as Add ons this month, we are aiming for the last week of September, Week 6 for our first Oyster Add on Week. More news as we know it!

 

Lobster at the Dock, Portsmouth: While Damon Frampton is done selling Lobsters on Fridays from 3-6pm from his boat, you can often find him down on the dock between 2-3pm most days and he would be happy to sell you Lobsters right off his boat then! It's the Vivian Mae and on the right hand side of the docks as you walk down.  It's hit or miss, but worth it if you find him!

We hope you enjoy the delicious and sought after Atlantic Cod this week. Let's hope for a great bounce back from this iconic species in years to come!

And thank you for your continued support for our local NH Fishing Industry. Your friends and family can still join, at a prorated basis throughout the session. Just send them this link to sign up: http://www.nhcommunityseafood.com/members/types

Cheers,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager/Cod Enthusiast

 

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 9/4/2017 12:39pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Happy Labor Day to you and Welcome to Week 3 of our Community Supported Fishery! We will send out a full newsletter tomorrow, but wanted to let you know that the Catch of the Week this week is Atlantic Cod. Though stocks are recovering in the Gulf of Maine, our Fishermen do have limited quota to catch this New England favorite and we are serving it up this week!

 

You can order Additional Fish for this Week here and get more Cod delivered with your shares this week!

Thanks to our faithful Fishermen on the F/V Heidi Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH for our Cod this week! Captain Jamie Hayward and Crew Members Erik Crowley and Christopher White are to thank for this week's catch! These guys fish as often as possible!

 

Look for a full Newsletter tomorrow and enjoy the Holiday! 

 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 





              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

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