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 Operations Manager

Operations Manager, National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, Cornwall Photo by Alex Hyde www.alexhyde.co.uk Closing date for applications: 24th November 2017, Interview date for shortlisted applicants: 4th December 2017 Working at the Charity’s base in Padstow, this is a full time post.  A salary in the range of £28,000 to £34,000, pension

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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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VACANCY Hatchery Support Technician (based in Newlyn)

Closing date for applications: 12th May 2017, Interview date for shortlisted applicants: 19th May 2017 Working at the Charity’s new satellite hatchery in Newlyn, this is a part time, two year fixed term, variable hours contract, paid on an hourly basis at £7.85 per hour, plus pension and 22 days

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VACANCY Hatchery Technician (based in Newlyn)

Closing date for applications: 12th May 2017, Interview date for shortlisted applicants: 19th May 2017 Working at the Charity’s satellite hatchery in Newlyn with some time spent at the centre in Padstow, this is a full time, two year fixed term post with a salary of £15,978, pension and 22

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At sea with Finisterre

We were delighted to be approached by the well known clothing brand Finisterre who wanted to come and photograph our staff in the hatchery and at sea to launch a new clothing range.  Follow the link to read the article about their day at sea with us and to check out some

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VACANCY for a Hatchery Technician

Closing date for applications: 13th February 2017 Interview date for shortlisted applicants: 20th February 2017 Expected Start Date: Early April 2017 Working at the Charity’s hatchery in Padstow and also at a satellite hatchery in another location in Cornwall (to be confirmed), this is a full time, two year, fixed

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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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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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The hatchery gets a well needed make over

The hatchery hasn’t been spruced up since it was first built in 2000, its now a gleaming white, even our logo got a make over.

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