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About NH Community Seafood

We are your local New Hampshire fishermen. We have been fishing the waters of the Gulf of Maine, off our coast for the last 400 years. Our CSF and RSF are a pioneering effort intended to reconnect the local consumer base with New Hampshire commercial fisherman via a new marketplace for locally sourced seafood—a direct market from "Fish to Dish". In doing so, we provide local fishermen a fair market price, plus an incentive on every pound of seafood we buy. We provide the consumer, chefs and retail establishments with access to a wide variety of fresh locally caught seafood throughout the season, better insight into the supply chain with 100% transparency that brings seacoast seafood to their table, and direct input about the choice and diversity of fish they consume.


Location Options
  • Community Supported Fishery/Seafood Box
  • Fishermen/Farmers Market
  • Retail Outlet
  • Wholesale
Purchasing Options
  • One-time Purchase
  • Subscription
Delivery Options
  • In-Person Pick-Up
Ownership
  • Black
  • Cooperative
  • Female
  • Fishing-Family
  • LGBTQ+
  • Person/People of Color

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Seafood Offered

Acadian redfish, American lobster, Atlantic cod, Flounder, Haddock, Monkfish, Mussels, Oysters, Pollock, Rock crab, Scallops, Sole, Tuna, Whiting, Hake, American Plaice

20

Locations

12

Number of Fishermen Sourced From

8

Years in Business

The value statements outlined below aim to create a higher level of accountability and trust, both internally within the network and externally to the public, in order to advance the movement of Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) and like-minded community-based seafood operations.

  • Community-Based Fisheries
  • Fair Access
  • Fair Price
  • Eating with the Ecosystem
  • Traceable and Simple Supply Chains
  • Catch and Handle with Honor
  • Community and Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management
  • Honoring the Ocean
  • Creativity and Collaboration

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Since 1976, our local seafood has been going directly to global auction, leaving New Hampshire. And more recently, drastic cuts in quotas for vital groundfish species, increased financial constraints on our fishing community, and the continued high cost of fuel have threatened to end this proud tradition.

Alarmed about our future, fishing boats from Seabrook, Hampton, Rye Harbor and Portsmouth Harbor organized a harvest coop, or sector. In 2010, we were given an ownership right to collectively manage the federal groundfish fishery. Each year, we create a harvesting strategy and use it to meet the strict catch limit guidelines of our operations plan.

While fishing within the strict regulations of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), we’re eager to work with New Hampshire consumers to keep our local fish in the state. We helped create a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) to provide members with the freshest possible fish, support New Hampshire fishermen, and promote this sustainable fishery management approach. The cultivation and nurturing of this direct relationship between local fishermen with local consumers is intended to increase demand for local seafood, to promote community awareness and engagement in marine resource issues, and to support our local and regional economies through the preservation of the livelihoods of local fishermen and the supporting of shore-side support infrastructure.