This Memorial Day weekend, the public will have an opportunity to celebrate the kickoff of the 2013 New Hampshire commercial fishing season while tasting local seafood and beer.
The N.H. Fresh and Local Seafood 2013 Kickoff will take place at the Portsmouth Fishing Pier on Sunday, May 26 from noon – 3 p.m. UNH Cooperative Extension and N.H. Sea Grant (NHSG) have teamed up with N.H. commercial fishermen, lobstermen, chefs, seafood retailers, Redhook Brewery and numerous other local organizations and individuals to host the kickoff.
The new Redhoook Black Lobstah Lager—a brew made with N.H. lobsters—will be on tap, and attendees can taste alternative seafood species like redfish and hake prepared by local chefs.
This year will be a challenging one for local fishermen as they face drastic cuts in groundfish quotas, low prices for lobster and the continued high cost of fuel. They are seeking ways to make ends meet and continue...