The northern shrimp season has arrived, and not a moment too soon. We’re reaching the end of our freezer stash and will be looking to stock up for the year ahead. New Hampshire & Northeast Sustainable Marine Fisheries has information about this year’s shrimp CSF posted online. The season’s been shortened this year — ensure your share by joining the 8-week shrimp CSF being offered by the Yankee Fisherman’s Cooperative:
2011 New Hampshire Native Shrimp CSF
Northern Shrimp CSF Membership Registration is open for this Season! As a participant in the Community Supported Fishery, you will be supporting the NH commercial fishing industry and a sustainably harvested resource. Your shrimp will also carry the NH Fresh and Local brand which ensures that it was landed in NH and is the freshest available.
WHAT YOU WILL GET
• An 8-week subscription to the winter CSF (January 9th to February 27th)
• HALF share of whole shrimp: 5 lbs per week
• FULL share of whole shrimp: 10 lbs per week
FULL shares are $128 ($1.60 per pound), HALF shares are $72 ($1.80 per pound). You can REGISTER ONLINE! Visit Yankee Fisherman’s Cooperative and click on Shrimp CSF
SHRIMP DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND PICK UP locations have been set (click here). The shrimp season for fishermen begins on December 1st but we may not begin fishing until after the Holidays. We look forward to delivering the freshest and highest quality shrimp to you this season!
Freezing shrimp is a great way to enjoy Northern shrimp long after the season has passed. You can freeze them whole or peeled. Shrimp freeze best with a little bit of water added to the air tight bag or container. Before cooking, rinse your shrimp in cold water to remove any sediment that might be present.
Reminder: “Our Waters, Our Future: Supporting Sustainable Fisheries” panel discussion sponsored by the Gundalow Company on Wednesday, December 15 at 7 p.m. For more information >
Both Eastman’s Fish Market and Yankee Fisherman’s Coop are scheduled to participate in the upcoming Seacoast Eat Local Holiday Farmers’ Market in Rollinsford on Saturday, December 18. Weather permitting, we’re hoping to be able to take home some first-of-the-season northern shrimp!