How rare are bright blue lobsters? asks the BBC News

Two Canadian fishermen have been celebrating catching bright blue lobsters over the last few days. But how rare are these striking-looking crustaceans, asks Justin Parkinson from BBC News. “The American lobster is usually a sort of greeny-brown, so anything bright blue would look very odd to fishermen there,” says Dr

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Education Blog April 2016

It’s been a busy start to the spring season for Team Lobster! We have been hosting lots of primary school students at the hatchery, and taking free lobster lessons into Cornish school classrooms! By taking part in a fun fishing game, children at St Breock School were introduced to simple

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Education Blog March 2016

Spring is here on the Camel estuary! The winter storms have abated and the sun is shining on the National Lobster Hatchery. Following on from our big refit a few months ago, we now have lots of lobster ladies laden with eggs on our Maternity ward, and baby lobsters in

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Kick off meeting for Lobster Grower 2

Yesterday was the wrap up meeting for Lobster Grower 1, today the kick off meeting for Lobster Grower 2, an exciting 3 year project with consortium partners led by the National Lobster Hatchery. Partners include the University of Exeter, Westcountry Mussels of Fowey, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)

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National Lobster Hatchery Trustees recognised on New Year’s Honour List 

Just a few of our Trustees pictured here, from left to right, Jean Taylor, Edwin Derriman, Phil Le Grice, Dan James, Teri Walter. Two Trustees of the National Lobster Hatchery have been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 New Year’s Honour list which recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people

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Meet the Expert Tours – new for 2016

For a more up close and personal visit at the National Lobster Hatchery we are offering Meet the Expert Tours to members of the public.  You can pre-book your 30 minute behind the scenes tour with our resident expert. You can book by phone or in person at the Visitor Centre.

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Driveline gives lobsters a set of wheels

We are so grateful to Driveline in St Austell for continuing to support the National Lobster Hatchery and giving us lobster wheels for a few more years!  This will be our second van and it has made a massive difference to the hatchery team who have a purpose built vehicle

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VACANCY – Part time Bookkeeper

Closing date for applications: 25th Feb 2016, interview date: 3rd March 2016. Hourly paid, Part time 2 days a week, fixed term 3 years, to be based at the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow (cannot work from home). To start asap The National Lobster Hatchery wishes to recruit a part time

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VACANCY – Research and Development Assistant 

Closing Date for Applications: 25th February 2016 £20,500 Based at the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, some work away from site will be required as will some antisocial hours and weekend cover. This is a fixed term contract for 24 months.  Annual leave for this position is 22 days per year

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The Big Swim Cornwall have donated an incredible £5,000 from the 2015 swim

A massive thank you once again to The Big Swim Team, Sarah Coates, all the volunteers that gave up their precious time, all the swimmers who took part and raised money for all the beneficiaries.  2015 was probably the best Big Swim ever with perfect sea conditions and sunshine.  The

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