Educational Leaflets to Empower Seafood Consumers

A series of educational leaflets are ready to give out in our Visitor Centre, forming an excellent resource for students, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about important fisheries topics.  The aim is to empower seafood consumers with greater knowledge so that they can make more informed, sustainable purchasing

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Coastal Foraging & Lobster Release at Trevone Beach

The National Lobster Hatchery, a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Cornwall, were delighted to join forces with Wild Thymes to run a coastal foraging workshop combined with a lobster release at Trevone on Saturday. A group of 30 participants gathered on the beach, each adopting and naming

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Education Blog – April 2017

It feels like spring has finally sprung in North Cornwall, as April has blessed us with several days of gorgeous blue skies and sunshine. As the weather improves, our lobster larvae production begins to increase as lobster eggs develop faster in warmer conditions. The calmer weather also means our fishermen

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Education Blog – March 2017

Throughout February and March the NLH education team have been working with the fabulous Nina of Nina Constable Media to capture footage for a series of lobster films. Far from getting our glam on, we have ditched the stereotypical shades and lippy in favour of wellies and fisherman’s yellows for

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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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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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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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Education Blog August 2016

The scorching summer days of August are a great time for events in Cornwall, and this year ‘team lobster’ are delighted to be made the beneficiary of the first ever Padstow Seafood and Beer festival! The sun shone and the drinks flowed as over 800 people flocked to Prideaux Place

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Education Blog July 2016

Summer is well and truly here at the lobster hatchery, and the education team have been busy in the run up to the school holidays! During visits to schools in the Lizard area, our topics of sustainable fishing, fish identification and classification, and lobster lifecycles proved consistently popular and received

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