Education Blog – January 2017

During the winter months the cool sea water temperatures usually mean that we have fewer berried hens (lady lobsters holding a clutch of eggs beneath their tails) being bought in to us by local fishermen. This year however numbers are up on the average, with a consequently bumper clutch of

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Education Blog December 2016

The Lobster Hatchery team are gearing up for Christmas with full tinsel-tastic enthusiasm! Production in the hatchery slows down at this time of year due to cooler water temperatures slowing the development of lobster’s eggs in the wild. This results in fewer berried hens (females carrying eggs) being brought in

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Hatching News Nov 2016

Download the latest National Lobster Hatchery Newsletter.  In this issue; · The gut reaction, by PhD student Corey Holt · Secrets of the Sea 3, Where fishing and numbers meet: stock assessment in a nutshell, by Dr Colin Bannister · Lobster questions answered · Lobster lessons, school visits · Lobster

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VACANCY for a Part-time Technical assistant

Closing Date for Applications: 23rd November 2016 £7.85 per hour. Based at the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, some work away from site will be required. This role will be a variable hours contract. Applicants will need to be flexible regarding working hours on a week to week basis. When we

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Education Blog November 2016

It has been a spectacularly warm and sunny autumn so far in Padstow, and team lobster have been enjoying the view of the golden banks of the camel from our windows while welcoming groups for educational visits. We welcomed a lovely group of year 4 students from Constantine Primary School,

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BBC Radio 4 ‘On Your Farm’ feature

For anyone who wasn’t up and listening in at 6am on Sunday 16th October 2016, here is Radio 4’s latest piece on the work of the lobster hatchery. On Your Farm BBC Presenter, Ruth Sanderson joins a Cornish lobster fisherman as a busy summer season comes to an end. Calum

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Finalist in the ‘Small attraction of the year’ in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016

We are very proud to say we are a FINALIST in the “Small Attraction of The Year” in The Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016. We have been told to expect Bronze, Silver or Gold and we won’t know until the Award ceremony! It’s great to see that the work we are doing to improve

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Education Blog October 2016

Despite fewer people visiting Padstow at this time of year there is no slowing down for the education programme at Team Lobster! We have recently hosted University groups at the hatchery, visited school classes, and taken part in a big event. The team took our lobster lessons into school for

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Education Blog September 2016

As the summer winds down, the outreach team at the Hatchery are enjoying attending the last few events of the season, while hosting the new cohort of university groups for educational visits to the facility. Now in its ninth year, the Clovelly Crab and Lobster Feast celebrates local seafood, and

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Publication on Sea based container culture (SBCC) hydrodynamic design assessment for European lobsters (Homarus gammarus)

We are pleased to announce a new publication for September 2016 in Aquaculture Engineering on ‘Sea based container culture (SBCC) hydrodynamic design assessment for European lobsters (Homarus gammarus)’. If you look carefully you should be able to spot the juvenile lobster tucked into the corner. Follow the link above to

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