National Lobster Hatchery research project earns recognition through the Cornwall Sustainability Awards

Pioneering conservation, research and education charity, The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH), based in Padstow, has won the Cornwall Sustainability Award for Best Contribution Towards Creating a Sustainable Food Economy from Nature to Plate for its innovative research project, Lobster Grower 2. The NLH operates a stock enhancement programme that encourages

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VACANCY Trusts and Grants Fundraiser

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th September 2017 Pay/conditions: £24,000 starting salary, based at the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow 1 day a week and a co-working office space in Wadebridge for 4 days a week. This arrangement should change to 5 days based in Padstow (within a year of the

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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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Hatching News May 2017

Photo credit Johnny Fenn In this issue of the hatchery newsletter: • At Sea with Finisterre • A tribute to Ian Kennaway • Secrets of the Sea 5. The state of lobster stocks and management • Visitor Centre Developments • Lobster Visitor • Lobsters to Life Project • Education Diary

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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 – February 2017

Hard at work this month, the team have been focused on developing our education programmes and improving our visitor experience. We have developed a series of education leaflets to give out to the public in our visitor centre. These aim to effectively inform customers about fisheries and marine conservation issues

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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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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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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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