NH fish coop
NH fishermen band together to sell locally caught harvest
New Hampshire Community Seafood wants to give Granite Staters access to fresh fish, and is offering shares in a community supported fishery.
Fishing boats from Seabrook, Hampton, Rye Harbor and Portsmouth Harbor — 14 fishermen and their crew — have decided to organize a harvest cooperative, according to Sarah E. VanHorn, general manager of New Hampshire Community Seafood.
"The maritime fishing industry, a vital element of the economy, culture and history of the New Hampshire Seacoast, is in crisis," VanHorn said. "We are addressing this crisis by increasing the recognition and appreciation of the interdependent roles that the fishing industry and the consumer play in our local ecological economy."
Shares range from $40 to $200, depending on the type and amount of fish purchased. Deliveries are made every week or every other week for eight weeks, depending on the type of share. Shareholders will also receive an invitation to the annual shareholder celebration in July, to meet the fishermen and share a fish fry.